Oct 16, 2020
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Putin instructed Lavrov to formulate the position of the Russian Federation on the START treaty

Russian leader Vladimir Putin instructed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to formulate Russia's position on the Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START) and submit it to the United States. The head of the country announced this at a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.

Formulate our position to the American partners and in the very near future try to get at least some intelligible answer from them.- said Putin.

In response, the Russian Foreign Minister promised to do this "as soon as possible."

In addition, the president proposed to extend the term of the agreement "without any conditions for at least a year." This will allow the parties to have the opportunity to conduct meaningful negotiations on all parameters so that Russia, the United States and other states interested in maintaining strategic stability will not be left without "such a fundamental document," the president explained, wrote


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