Washington is satisfied with cooperation with Moscow on the execution of the contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) from 2010, said assistant Secretary Frank rose at the Symposium nuclear weapons and international security in Colorado springs.
"Both parties continue to honestly comply with the provisions of the Treaty, despite a strained relationship because of Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and other international obligations," said rose, RIA " Novosti ".
the Commissioner of the state Department stated that "the recent illegal actions of Russia in Ukraine is extremely complicated" work on reducing nuclear danger in the world, but the interaction with Moscow on start-3 remains a " bright spot ". According to his statement, in such " hard time increasing the value of openness in the handling and deployment of strategic nuclear weapons." The publication of the latest data exchange with Russia in the past month shows that Both sides have gone far ahead in the matter of restrictions provided for by February 2018, " said rose. He said that by that time Russia and the U.S. will remain at 1, 55 thousand Rockets and it will be the lowest number since the development of nuclear weapons. The start-3 Treaty, which predusmatrivaet further mutual reduction of deployed strategic nuclear weapons, was signed on 8 April 2010 in Prague and entered into force on 5 February 2011. The Treaty changed the past in the early winter of 2009 start-1. The agreement provides for a reduction of nuclear warheads to 1, 55 thousand Units, Intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missile submarines and heavy bombers to 700. The document is for ten years with possible extension by mutual consensus of the parties for 5 years.