Russia assures that it will respect nuclear weapons ceilings despite suspending START treaty
The Russian Foreign Ministry assured Tuesday that despite President Vladimir Putin’s decision to suspend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Moscow will continue to abide by nuclear arms ceilings.
The treaty limits the number of nuclear warheads the two countries can have deployed to 1,550. and, although the two sides have been critical of each other in recent years, they had technically agreed to extend these commitments until February 2026.
Now, a few hours after Putin’s announcement, the Russian foreign portfolio has clarified that the decision is “reversible.” and that it “will continue to participate in the exchange of notifications with the U.S. side on intercontinental ballistic missile launches.”
Putin has announced the suspension of Russian participation nuclear arms deal, the latest pact signed with the United States for the reduction and control of nuclear weapons.although he pointed out that it is not a question of “abandoning” the treaty altogether.
Russia’s decision has quickly drawn international criticism, including from the Ukrainian authorities.who have urged the international community to take “urgent joint measures to prevent and counter any form of nuclear blackmail by the terrorist state”.