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The Russian-American Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (start-3) is unlikely to be renewed. This statement was made by the assistant to the President for national security John Bolton, reports TASS.
According to him, the current, third edition of start-3, from the beginning, had shortcomings and lacked tactical nuclear weapons short range and the new Russian system of delivery. “Not made a decision yet, but he is unlikely to be extended,” he said.
The validity of the start-3 expires in February 2021.
The Treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive arms was signed in 2010 by then presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama. It entered into force in 2011. the Document, called start-3, replaced the old agreement to reduce strategic offensive arms, signed by the USSR and the USA in 1991 and expired 5 December 2009. Under the agreement, the Russian and American sides during the seven years pledge to reduce the number of deployed strategic delivery vehicles — Intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missile submarines, and heavy bombers to 700 units.
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