April 1, 2023
From: Inside Story

Russia withdraws its participation from the final remaining nuclear treaty with the US.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his nation is suspending its function within the new Strategic Arms Discount Treaty – or START – with the US.

Specialists say Russia has the biggest stockpile of nuclear weapons on the planet, with shut to six,000 warheads.

START limits the strategic nuclear weapons arsenals of each Russia and the US.

Putin says Russia shouldn’t be fully withdrawing.

However the treaty is because of lapse in 2026 – and that may take away the final constraint on the arsenals of the world’s two main nuclear powers.

So may Putin’s resolution sign the beginning of an arms race?

PresenterNick Clark


Donald Jensen – Russia Director on the US Institute of Peace. He’s additionally former US diplomat in Moscow and former Soviet weapons inspector.

Rabia Akhtar- Director of the Heart for Safety, Technique and Coverage Analysis at College of Lahore.

Dmitry Babich – political commentator for Russian state-owned information company Rossiya Segodnya.

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