Putin proposes Moscow, Washington extend their New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
- Russian President Vladimir Putin on 16 Oct proposed that Moscow and Washington extend their New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that expires in February.
- He proposed to extend the accord for at least a year without imposing any conditions.
- The New START was signed in 2010.
- It limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the United States can deploy.