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Friday, October 28, 2016

Putin has suspended the agreement on disposing of plutonium because of the threat from the US

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the withdrawal from the Treaty on utilization of plutonium. The motive was the fact that the US does not fulfill its obligations, which threatens Russia strategically.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Promulgated the decree of the President of Russia to suspend the Treaty with the United States about the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium. The Treaty, mentioned in the decree, is no longer required for defence purposes.

The document States that the decision of Vladimir Putin due to the “unfriendly actions of the USA against Russia”, moreover, the emergence of a “strategic threat” because of the inability of America to fulfil obligations for the disposal of excess weapons-grade plutonium”.

Earlier, Putin on the forum of the popular front told me that the US unilaterally changed the technology of utilization of plutonium. “Diluting and disposing of it somewhere in certain tanks, the Americans retain the potential of the substance to be extracted, recycled and re-transform into weapons-grade plutonium.


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