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Dmitry Novikov: “In order to start the negotiation process, an event must occur that will force the parties to implement such a negotiation process”

According to the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Dmitry Novikov, “in order to start the negotiation process, an event must occur that will force the parties to implement such a negotiation process”

The issue of denunciation of the Treaty on the Reduction of Strategic Offensive Arms (START) may arise if the United States does not respond to the Russian Federation’s message to revise the implementation of the treaty. This opinion was expressed in an interview with TASS by Dmitry Novikov (KPRF), First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.

“If the United States does not respond within a year, two, three years to our promise to put things in order in the implementation of the START, then the question will arise of what to do with this agreement. In fact, the agreement will cease to exist if there is no reciprocal desire on the part of the United States to ensure it further implementation. Then you can raise the question of its denunciation in principle, but so far the question is fundamentally different,” Novikov said.

As the deputy recalled, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his message to the Federal Assembly that Russia would like to keep the treaty, but at present it is necessary to clarify the implementation of the START Treaty.

“In order to launch the negotiation process, an event must occur that will force the parties to implement such a negotiation process. And the step to suspend START is a signal from the United States that if you are in favor of maintaining the agreement, let’s clearly articulate how we understand it, how we will implement it and how we will interconnect the sides of world security,” Novikov said.
Earlier, Putin, in his message to the Federal Assembly, said that Russia was suspending its participation in the START, but not withdrawing from it.

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