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Moscow will monitor the position of London and Paris on nuclear arms control

USA (, - Moscow does not know at the moment whether the dialogue between Russia and the United States on nuclear arms control will resume, in this regard, Russia will closely monitor the position of France and Great Britain, which are, as it were, on the side of this issue. This was announced today, February 22, to journalists by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov.

“Of course, with special attention we will follow what line and what decisions London and Paris are taking, which can no longer even hypothetically, theoretically be considered as factors outside the Russian-American dialogue on nuclear arms control. We do not have this dialogue with the Americans, and it is not known whether it will resume,” the diplomat said.

According to him, Moscow "now sees no signs that the situation in Washington's behavior is changing at least in some aspects for the better."

“But from the point of view of military planning, analysis of the situation in which Russia is in terms of ensuring our own security, it is impossible to neglect the British and French potential, this will now be considered in conjunction with the American one as a single fist directed against Russia,” Ryabkov added. whose words are quoted by TASS.

Recall: On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his message to the Federal Assembly, announced that Russia was suspending its participation in the START, but not withdrawing from it. The head of state stressed that before returning to discussing the issue of continuing work within the framework of the treaty, the Russian side must understand for itself how the START will take into account the arsenals not only of the United States, but also of other NATO nuclear powers - Great Britain and France.

Moscow will monitor the position of London and Paris on nuclear arms control