In Paris, believe that Europe could participate in the negotiations on start-3

USA and Russia should start negotiations on the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), they could participate and European countries, said the French Senator andré vallini of.

On Friday held a joint meeting in the format of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs and the Commission of the French Senate foreign Affairs, defence and armed forces.

"We are extremely concerned about the termination of the INF Treaty, as well as uncertainty in relation to the start-3 Treaty. We believe that Russia and the United States must begin negotiations to extend the start-3 Treaty, because we are talking not only about the bilateral relations between Russia and the United States, but also about the threat to the European continent. We think that the European countries could participate in these negotiations that directly affect Europe, and NATO," said Vallini during the meeting.

The start-3 Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms expires in 2021, and the U.S. claim that its extension it needs to include China and a number of weapons systems, which earlier agreement was not included.