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    New START treaty, signed by Moscow and Washington in 2010, envisages the two countries limiting the number of deployed ballistic missiles and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments to 700 and deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow is satisfied by efforts carried out jointly with the United States to implement the 2010 strategic arms reduction treaty known as the New START, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday.

    "We are satisfied by this work, and this is one of the examples that even in most difficult periods… there are spheres where Russia and the United States can cooperate and treat their mutual obligations responsibly," he told RIA Novosti. "We hope it will continue this way."

    The senior Russian diplomat said he saw no issues concerning the implementation of the treaty.

    "Both sides thoroughly observe all provisions of the treaty," Ryabkov said.

    Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia was committed to nuclear disarmament and its strict observance under the New START.

    The agreement, signed by Moscow and Washington in 2010, envisages the two countries limiting the number of deployed ballistic missiles and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments to 700 and deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550.

    Under the treaty, Russia and the United States must meet the specified limits on strategic arms by February 5, 2018.


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