Russia to respect caps under START treaty despite suspension


The Russian Foreign Ministry also noted that Russia will continue to exchange information about test launches of ballistic missiles per earlier agreements with the United States.

In his state of the nation address, Putin said Russia will suspend its participation in the 2010 New START treaty that envisages caps on the number of nuclear weapons and envisages broad inspections of nuclear sites, saying such inspections don’t make sense after the U.S. and its allies declared the goal of dealing Russia a military defeat in Ukraine.