President Vladimir Putin on Friday proposed a one-year extension with out situations of the final main nuclear arms discount accord between Russia and the U.S.
The New START deal was signed in April 2010 however went into drive in February 2011. It lasts for ten years however with a potential extension. “I have a proposal — which is to extend the current agreement without any pre-conditions at least for one year to have an opportunity to conduct substantial negotiations,” Mr. Putin mentioned at a gathering of his safety council, in line with an announcement.
Mr. Putin requested Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to “formulate our position to try and get at least some sort of coherent answer from (the U.S.) in the nearest future.”