Chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov.
MOSCOW, 5 Dec — the US bypassed a number of provisions of the Treaty on Strategic offensive arms (start-3), which allows Washington if necessary to promptly increase the number of nuclear warheads more than 1,200 units, said Wednesday in a briefing to the military attaches of foreign States, the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov.
“Unfortunately, our American partners for entering the contractual quantity for two years, he managed the conversion of their strategic offensive weapons (four launchers at each of the 14 submarines type “Ohio” and 41 TB-52N) and unilaterally eliminated them from consideration under the Treaty. This enables them to promptly build the capacity of its strategic offensive forces and to increase the number of warheads more than 1,200 units,” he said.
While Gerasimov said that Russia fully complied with its obligations under this agreement. The General expressed the hope that the us side will take a constructive approach to solving the problem, and reopen the dialogue about renewing the start-3.