Conservation perspectives the start-3 is low, said the Senator

The Russian side has no sense that the US is trying to extend the start-3, said the first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, former Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak.

During an online conference with French senators on Friday, the parliamentarians discussed the issue of international security, as well as the fate of the international agreements on arms limitation.

However, "no sense that American friends are seriously considering the possibility of extending it until we have," said the Senator.

In his opinion, the prospects of preserving this instrument is low.

Kislyak also said that all previous agreements in the field of arms limitation was observed to the United States as long as they do not conflict with their military programs. As soon as arrangements have limited the development of the military potential of the United States, "the West chose to abandon previous agreements," concluded the legislator.