Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden in a telephone conversation expressed satisfaction with the exchange of notes on the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3). This was reported by RIA Novosti.
The Kremlin also said that Moscow and Washington would complete in the coming days all the necessary procedures for the continued operation of the missile treaty.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on January 22 that U.S. authorities were 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.