US says Russia violating New START nuclear treaty
01 February 2023 | 1:53 pm
Washington says Moscow is not complying with the pact as tensions soar over Russia's war in Ukraine. The treaty, which in its current state is due to continue to 2026, limits the two countries' nuclear capabilities.
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