Russia, US discuss possible New START Treaty commission talks

(VOVWORLD) - Russia and the United States are discussing a possible meeting of their bilateral consultative commission on the New START Treaty, the Interfax news agency quoted Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier on Wednesday there were "signals" on a possible resumption of talks to extend the treaty. read more

Russia and the US signed the New START in 2010. In February 2021, the two sides extended the treaty to another five years until February 5, 2026. Last month, the Kremlin told the United States that time was running out to negotiate a replacement for the "New START" nuclear arms reduction treaty and that if it expired in 2026 without a replacement then global security would be weakened.