Russia to comply with nuclear treaty curbs despite suspension

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia said Tuesday it will observe curbs imposed by the New START treaty, hours after President Vladimir Putin announced Moscow was suspending participation in the arms pact with the United States.

‘Russia intends to adhere to a responsible approach and will continue to strictly comply with the quantitative restrictions on strategic offensive arms stipulated by it (New START) within the life cycle of the treaty,’ Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

The treaty, the last nuclear arms control pact between the world’s two main nuclear powers, had been extended until early 2026.

The foreign ministry said Putin’s decision came following the ‘destructive actions’ of the United States, which it accused of violating the agreement that was first signed in 2010.

The ministry pointed to Washington’s ‘extreme hostility’ and its ‘overt course of malicious escalation of the conflict in Ukraine’, where Russia is waging a military campaign…”

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