Russia ready to freeze warheads total to extend nuclear pact with U.S. by a year

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MOSCOW: Russia has expressed readiness to freeze its total number of nuclear warheads if United States did the same to extend their last major arms control treaty by a year.

In a statement, Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow wants to extend New START by one year and is ready together with United States to make a political commitment.

New START, signed in 2010, imposes limits on the two countries’ strategic nuclear arsenals.

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