Medvedev praised the possibility of extending start-S

The Deputy head of the Russian security Council, Dmitry Medvedev said that he was "extremely skeptical" evaluates the possibility of prolongation of the start-3 Treaty or conclude a new contract because of the position of the United States.

Medvedev noted that this applies to the start-3 Treaty, which he signed in 2010, and a number of other treaties. "The Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range discontinued. The Treaty on open skies our American colleagues essentially collapsed. They got out, slammed the door and want everything remained as it was. That is, other NATO member States in the Treaty will contain all information on open skies to give the Americans, even if Russia keeps its part and the US is not involved?", he said.

Start-3 came into force in 2011. Under this agreement, the parties undertake to limit its Armed forces 700 carriers of nuclear weapons to 1,550 warheads and 800 launchers.

Start-3 remains the only current agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The agreement expires in February 2021. Russia has repeatedly urged the United States to prolong it, but so far the us administration has not announced whether Washington intends to do it.