Russia and the United States signed an agreement on the exchange of telemetric information on missile launches, Robert Wood, the permanent representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament, wrote on Twitter.
“This is an important element of the new START treaty,” he added.
The Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva also reported that Moscow and Washington have begun the procedure for signing a Decision on the exchange of telemetric information on launches of ICBMs and ballistic missiles of submarines under the START Treaty.
As told in the Russian permanent mission, Wood signed the document on April 7. The procedure will end in Moscow, where a representative of the Russian Federation will sign the decision. Then it will take effect.
On January 26, Russia and the United States exchanged diplomatic notes on reaching an agreement to extend the START Treaty. Vladimir Putin submitted to the Duma a draft law on the ratification of the agreement on the extension of the START Treaty for five years – until February 5, 2026. On January 29, the President of the Russian Federation signed a law on the extension of the contract.
On February 3, the Russian Foreign Ministry exchanged notes with the American Embassy on the completion of the internal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the agreement on the extension of the START Treaty.