President Vladimir Putin stated at present that Russia was suspending its participation within the New START treaty with the US that limits the 2 sides’ strategic nuclear arsenals.
“On this regard, I’m pressured to announce at present that Russia is suspending its participation within the strategic offensive arms treaty,” Putin informed lawmakers in the direction of the top of a significant speech to parliament, almost one 12 months into the conflict in Ukraine.
The New START treaty was signed in Prague in 2010, got here into power the next 12 months and was prolonged in 2021 for 5 extra years simply after US President Joe Biden took workplace.
It caps the variety of strategic nuclear warheads that the US and Russia can deploy, and the deployment of land- and submarine-based missiles and bombers to ship them.
Russia has the most important stockpile of nuclear weapons on the earth, with shut to six,000 warheads, in accordance with consultants. Collectively, Russia and the US maintain round 90% of the world’s nuclear warheads – sufficient to destroy the planet many occasions over.
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