Russia withdraws its nuclear weapons from US inspections

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On 8 August, Russia informed the United States that it was suspending inspections of its nuclear weapons under the bilateral Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Source: the Russian newspaper Kommersant, quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Quote from the statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry: "Statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the situation with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)

On 8 August 2022, the Russian Federation officially informed the United States of America through diplomatic channels that our country is temporarily withdrawing its facilities subject to inspections under the START Treaty from the scope of inspections under this Treaty. This withdrawal also applies to facilities where screenings stipulated by the Treaty can be held."

Reference: Under the bilateral treaty between Russia and the United States on the mutual reduction of their arsenals of deployed strategic nuclear weapons, each of the parties undertook to reduce their deployed nuclear warheads. It has been in effect since 1991.

On 29 January 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the treaty once again until 5 February 2026.

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