Billingsley felt "terrible" Russian "Petrel" and "Poseidon"
The special representative of the President of the United States on arms control Marshal Billingsley called "terrible" Russian projects of missiles, "Burevestnik" and "Poseidon" and urged to close them.
He commented on an article in Forbes magazine, which put forward the theory that the alleged cause have recently been discovered by the Swedes enhance background radiation could be testing one of these missiles.
At the end of last week, some media reported that in early June, the authorities of nuclear and radiation safety in Sweden, Norway and Finland recorded in the atmosphere over the territory of Northern Europe a slight increase in the concentrations of radioactive isotopes with so-called reactor origin. It was also reported that, according to calculations by the National institutes of health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands, these isotopes allegedly received from Russia and that the cause of the incident may be the depressurization of the fuel element in a reactor of any nuclear power plant.
As stated on Monday, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, no alerts about threats or emergencies that could cause an increase in radiation levels in Russia, there was no system of monitoring radiation safety in Russia is perfect.
The International atomic energy Agency said that emissions over Northern Europe poses no danger to human health and the environment. Later, the IAEA said that more than 40 countries, including Russia, reported that in their territory there were no events that could lead to an increased concentration of radioisotopes in the air.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1, 2018 in the message to Federal meeting has told about new types of strategic weapons, including hypersonic systems "Dagger", "vanguard", "Thunderbird" military laser "Peresvet", as well as an underwater drone with a nuclear power plant "Poseidon." The question of whether the subject of the new Russian weapons systems under start-3, was one of the stumbling blocks in the renewal of this contract after 2021.
The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) remains the only current agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. It will cease to operate after February 5, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to extend the contract for five years without conditions.