Ryabkov called the US statement about the insolvency of Russia’s suspension of participation in the START as a stuffing
The material violation by the United States of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START) gave Russia grounds, in accordance with the Vienna Convention of 1969, to suspend the operation of this treaty. This was announced on Friday, March 17, by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
According to Ryabkov, the US statements about the insolvency of the suspension of Moscow’s participation in the New START Treaty are a hoax, reported in the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry. “We consider such stuffing as an element of Washington’s current political propaganda campaign, the purpose of which is to force Russia to restore the START regime and preserve the opportunity for the United States to unhindered” translucence” of our strategic arsenal,” said the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.
“If the United States is really interested in the resumption of the New START and, in general, cooperation with us in the field of arms control, then they should first give up empty fantasies about inflicting a “strategic defeat” on Russia and recognize that there is no alternative to taking into account Russian interests in the field of security” Ryabkov added.
As Profile.ru reported, on March 6, a spokesman for the US State Department said that the talk about extending the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms after 2026 insolvent due to suspension Russia of its participation in it.
On February 21, the President of the Russian Federation, during his message to the Federal Assembly, announced suspension of Russia’s participation in START. The head of state stressed that the country is not withdrawing from the treaty. February 28 Russia handed over to the US Embassy in Moscow, an official note on the suspension of participation in START. The Russian Federation sees no signs of a change in the destructive position of the US authorities on strategic stability.