US and Russia signed a new START

    credits: CNN

    Authorities from the United States and Russia have confirmed the official extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by a term of five years as the agreement on the extension of the key nuclear pact has entered into force.

    In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Russian foreign ministry said that the new START treaty will operate in the form it was signed, without any changes or additions made until February 5, 2026.

    According to the ministry, the telephone conversation between the leaders, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and President Joe Biden of the United States on the twenty-sixth of January was key for this development to proceed.

    US secretary of state Antony Blinked noted that Washington would use the five-year extension period to seek arms control with Moscow that addresses all of the Russian nuclear weapons.