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Russian Senator Pushkov: US ready for negotiations to replace START due to vulnerability

Member Federation Council Alexey Pushkov commented on the desire of the United States to return to negotiations with Russia on an agreement to replace the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START, or START-3), he shared his opinion in his Telegram-channel.

According to the Russian senator, the United States feels vulnerable in this area. “The United States is ready to negotiate only in one area where they feel vulnerable. They do not intend to change their policy in anything else, ”he assessed the actions of the American leadership.

On Wednesday, August 3, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control Bonnie Jenkins informedthat the United States wants to return to the negotiating table on an agreement to replace START-3 as soon as Moscow will show good will.

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According to the START-3 treaty of 2010, each side can have no more than 700 intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers, 1,550 warheads and 800 deployed and non-deployed launchers.

January 29, 2021 contract extended for another five years unchanged.

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