“If the American Administration really intends to radically cut Russia’s and the US’s strategic nuclear arsenals to 1,000 warheads, this would undeniably be a step that could promote real nuclear disarmament,” he told Interfax news.
“However, with such considerable reductions of nuclear arsenals, an equal level of security for Russia and the US could be ensured only on condition that Washington drops the idea of deploying . . . its missile defence system in Europe.”