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Putin and Biden made a joint statement after the summit

Russia and the United States have demonstrated that, even in times of tension, they are able to make progress in the implementation of joint goals to ensure predictability in the strategic sphere, reduce the risks of armed conflict, and the threat of nuclear war.

Also in the statement, both sides reaffirmed the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, and it should never be unleashed. In addition, the two leaders announced the launch of a comprehensive dialogue on strategic stability, which should lay the foundation for future arms control.

In April, Moscow and Washington shared data on the number of missiles and nuclear warheads for the first time since the START-3 extension. This was stated in the US State Department. Last time, Moscow and Washington “measured” the size of the arsenals as of September 1, 2020.

START-3 between Russia and the United States was extended until February 5, 2026. A key role in agreeing on the terms of the agreement was played by a telephone conversation between Russian Leader Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden, which took place on January 26.

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