“We are ready to start doing it tomorrow if the Russian Federation is ready for it,” Nuland said, responding to a question from TASS about whether Washington is ready for negotiations without preconditions or accusations.
“We are also ready to allow inspections,” added the US Assistant Secretary of State.
The day before, US President Joe Biden said that the issue of suspending Russia’s participation in the Treaty could be resolved.
Vladimir Putin, in his Address to the Federal Assembly, announced that Russia would suspend its participation in the New START Treaty, but would not withdraw from the Treaty. At the same time, the Russian president recalled that the document was signed between Moscow and Washington and does not take into account the nuclear arsenals of other NATO member countries.
The State Duma adopted the relevant law at a meeting on Wednesday, then it was approved by the senators.