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The revision of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty), taking into account all prospective Russian weapons, is impossible, since some of the last samples are not yet on duty, told RT the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov.
“Russia has a number of developments, but, as a rule, the development of a new type of weapon to putting it on combat duty is a sufficiently long period of time. And in this case we are dealing with this situation”, — said the Deputy.
Thus the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee commented on the statement by the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper of the need to include in the start “all new weapons, which tends to Russia”.
In may, the U.S. Undersecretary of state for arms control and international security issues Andrea Thompson reported that the Russian missile complex “Avangard” with a hypersonic maneuverable glide block and Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 “Sarmat” subject to the start Treaty, while a hypersonic missile system “Dagger”, unobtrusive low-flying cruise missile Burevestnik global range with heavy-duty small-size nuclear power plant (NPP) and nuclear unmanned underwater swimming apparatus “Poseidon” in the framework of the same agreement, meet the American criteria of “new kinds of strategic offensive arms”.
These weapons, along with military laser complex “Peresvet” presented by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in March 2018.
The action of the Russian-American start Treaty, which entered into force in February 2011, expires in February 2021. The agreement provides for bilateral limiting the number of nuclear warheads and strategic delivery vehicles.
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