you to us He said they will stop the supply Russia Under the New START arms control treaty, which begins Thursday, certain notifications are required by Moscow to respond to “persistent violations” of the treaty, including updates on the location of its missiles and missiles.
The US State Department in a fact sheet on its website America It also said it would stop providing Russia with remote-gathered missile flight telecommunications information about US submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, It has not formally withdrawn from the treaty, which limits the use of strategic nuclear weapons. On February 21, Russia said it would suspend membership of the treaty, jeopardizing the last pillar of US-Russia arms control.
Signed in 2010 and set to expire in 2026, the New START treaty limits the number of strategic nuclear weapons countries can use. According to its terms, Moscow and Washington cannot deliver more than 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads and 700 surface- and submarine-based missiles and bombers.
“Beginning June 1, 2023, the United States has suspended treaty-required notifications from Russia, including notifications about the status or location of treaty-responsible items such as missiles and ballistic missiles.” America. Russia stopped providing the data at the end of February, the memo said.
A government official Biden The U.S. “will continue to uphold the core boundaries (of the treaty) … and expects Russia to continue to do so.”
The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the moves by the Americans could be counterproductive and that the U.S. is trying to drag Moscow back into arms control talks, the unlikely possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the delivery of U.S. weapons. to Kiev.
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