Russian Presidential Aide responsible for international affairs, Yuri Ushakov, commented on the United States President Donald Trump’s statements, who urged Moscow and Beijing to abandon nuclear weapons, and noted that, the U.S. themselves would like to reach such agreement.
“First of all, it is necessary to carry out what remains (the existing agreements),” RIA Novosti quoted Ushakov’s view expressed in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin "on the TV channel Russia 1.
According to the representative of Kremlin, Russia is also ready for the new agreements in this area. “But this requires serious negotiations, which unfortunately no one has yet begun,” he stressed.
On April 26, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in favor of nuclear disarmament. “We all have to [do this]. Russia must get rid of it, China must get rid of it,” noted the United States leader.
Earlier, The Washington Post and CNN, citing sources in the Trump administration, reported that the U.S. authorities are preparing a draft of a new trilateral nuclear agreement involving Washington, Moscow and Beijing. The newspaper and TV channel interlocutors explained that such deal would allow the United States to limit Russian nuclear weapons that are not regulated by any treaties, as well as convince China to join the pact and test its capabilities for the first time.