US Department of Defense spokesman Patrick Ryder
The United States did not change the positions of its strategic forces after Russia withdrew from the strategic offensive arms treaty. There are no changes in Russia either.
The United States does not record changes in the position of the strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation after statements about the suspension of participation in the START Treaty. About it informed US Department of Defense spokesman Patrick Ryder.
“We find it unfortunate that they have decided to suspend their participation in the treaty. This is irresponsible, given the possible consequences,” Ryder said.
At the same time, he noted that at the present time Russia is not registering a change in the configuration of its nuclear capabilities.
“On the position of the strategic forces of the Russian Federation, we have not seen any signs that it has changed, nor have we changed our position,” the Pentagon spokesman added.
Earlier it was reported that the United States deployed strategic bombers to Europe.
Recall that on February 21, during an address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin resorted to nuclear threats and announced the suspension of Russia’s participation in the START Treaty.
The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) is the only remaining element of the once comprehensive system of arms control treaties between the United States and Russia. This agreement also limits the number of strategic nuclear weapons, such as long-range missiles.
Under START, each country can have no more than 800 nuclear weapons carriers and no more than 1,550 warheads. In February 2021, US Presidents Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the agreement until 2026.
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