MOSCOW, February 27. /TASS/. Moscow urges Washington to provide adequate resolution of the issues raised by the Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty). This is stated in a statement on Tuesday comments by the Russian foreign Ministry.
In Russian depodesta drew attention to the previously published US state Department data on the numbers of U.S. strategic offensive arms, which testify to the US withdrawal on the levels set by article II of the DNSV.
“The U.S. the result is achieved not only thanks to real arms reductions, but by the unilateral withdrawal from a contract due to 56 launchers of ballistic missile submarines (SLBM) “Treydent-II” and 41 heavy bomber-52N, the conversion of which was carried out in such a way that the Russian side can not confirm the casting of these strategic offensive arms to a state that is unusable SLBMs, and nuclear armaments for heavy bombers, as provided for by paragraph 3 of section I of Chapter three of the Protocol to the Treaty, and by unilateral reclassification of four “silos, designed to teach”, in the category of “academic mines”, which is not envisaged by the start Treaty,” said the Ministry.
“We hope to continue with US in a constructive search for mutually acceptable solutions in respect of problems associated with the conversion and with the exception of the calculation of strategic offensive arms, – stressed in the foreign Ministry. – We believe it is necessary to provide adequate resolution of this issue which is of fundamental importance from the point of view of the parties ‘ approaches to the implementation of the said Treaty.”