US President Joe Biden said he was ready to discuss all problematic issues with Russia and would not hesitate to raise them in his contacts with the Russian side.
The American leader said that it would be possible to cooperate with Russia on the issue of extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3), because this, among other things, is in the interests of the United States.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russia and the United States had begun work on extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3). “I can only say that experts are actively working in this direction. This is practical work, and it has started,” the diplomat said.
On Jan. 22, White House press secretary Jen Psaki reported that U.S. authorities are in favor of extending the missile treaty with Moscow for five years.
The treaty on strategic arms reduction was signed in 2010 by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama. It expires in February 2021.