Putin has suspended the agreement with the United States on plutonium disposition

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on suspension of the agreement with the US on plutonium disposition. The document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The decision was made in connection “with a fundamental change of circumstances, the threats to strategic stability in a hostile action” in the United States against Russia, the failure of States to fulfil obligations for the disposal of excess weapons-grade plutonium in accordance with international treaties and based on the need for urgent measures to protect the security” of Russia, stated in the decree.

The document came into force from the day of its signing.