Russian lawmakers vote to ratify New START nuclear arms pact

by Reuters
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:18 GMT

MOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, voted on Wednesday to ratify the extension of the New START nuclear arms control treaty, a move towards preserving the last major pact of its kind between Russia and the United States.

The Kremlin on Tuesday said the two countries had struck a deal to extend the pact, signed in 2010 and set to expire next week, which limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the United States can deploy. (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Tom Balmforth)

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