“Escalation. It’s become President Putin’s watchword.
“And we saw more of it today.
“”Russia suspends its participation in the New Start treaty,” announced the Kremlin leader in his state of the nation address. As usual he blamed the West.
“New Start is the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and America. It limits the nuclear arsenals of the two countries.
“But there was more.
“The Russian president announced that he had signed a decree on “putting new ground-based strategic complexes on combat standby duty”.
“He warned that Russia was ready to resume nuclear weapons testing.”
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