Putin Proposes One-Year Extension of Nuclear Arms Treaty

Putin Proposes One-Year Extension of Nuclear Arms Treaty
(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proposed a one-year extension of the New START nuclear arms agreement with the United States, which is set to expire in February.

"It would be extremely sad if this treaty ceased to exist and was not replaced by another fundamental document of this kind," Putin told members of Russia's Security Council in a Friday videoconference.

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