Russia, US to exchange notes on extension of New START treaty, sources claim

Russia, US to exchange notes on extension of New START treaty, sources claim
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Moscow and Washington will indeed exchange notes on extension of the New START treaty shortly, diplomatic sources confirmed TASS Tuesday, APA reports.

Previously, the Kommersant newspaper reported that the sides will exchange notes on extension of the treaty for five years in the upcoming hours.

"We confirm this information," the sources told TASS.

Russia and the US signed the New START treaty in 2010. The treaty remains in effect until February 5, 2021, unless replaced with a new agreement. The treaty could be extended for five years, should both sides agree.

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