The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commented on the decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the suspension of the agreement, Russia and U.S. weapons-grade plutonium.
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“This is a message to Washington: try to talk with Russia from a position of strength, the language of sanctions and ultimatums… will not succeed”, – said Lavrov.
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According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, the agreement was seen by Moscow as “one of the important steps towards nuclear disarmament” but “a forced measure”.
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