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“On April 11 Russia cautioned against flights above the Laptev sea. On April 15 the US Space Commaned declared that Russia had tested a DA-ASAT missile capable of killing satellite on low orbits. The US military points that the test is inseparable from Russian inspector satellites activities near the US spy satellite KH-11, which took place this February.” - this is the leitmotiv of the 521st issue of Yaderny Kontrol.


Today, Kommersant newspaper and Security Index journal publish an article in Russian prepared by the heads of the Russian and US delegations at the negotiations that had led to the conclusion of the New START Treaty.


“It is clear that the CFE Treaty in its original form has lost its relevance, and Russia does not intend to return to it.  We either need a new agreement or a refusal of legally binding arms control instruments in favor of the development of confidence-building measures in the security field, as well as the enhancement of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation.” – Lieutenant General (in reserve) Evgeny Buzhinskiy, PIR Center Executive Board Chairman. 


PIR Center team warmly thanks our friends, partners and colleagues for their kind New Year wishes.


PIR Center team warmly thanks our friends, partners and colleagues for their kind New Year wishes.


“The global prompt strike weapons are capable of providing a serious negative impact on international security and really undermine strategic stability. Their use cannot only impede the soonest conflict resolution, but vice versa can aggravate the international situation by increasing the possibility of the use of weapons of mass destruction due to the incorrect perception by Russia or China of the objectives of the launch of GPSW,” – Russian Deputy Defenсe Minister Dr. Anatoly Antonov in his interview for Security Index journal.


«Russia and the United States of America can reach an agreement on all questionable issues including anti-missile defense problem if the dialogue is held on the cooperative basis without any attempts to impose one’s stance on arguable questions». - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Defense Minister of Russian Federation, member of PIR Сenter Advisory Board.


“I think that the impact of financial crisis in the United States and reduction in arms spending that can actually restrict further development of the missile defense system is far more important for the future of the strategic dialogue, rather than decisions made now,” –  Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education Vyacheslav Nikonov.


“Despite the commitments undertaken under the NPT, there is no evidence that Britain, China and France are willing to join the U.S.-Russian disarmament process. The three countries continue to claim that even after Russia and the United States have implemented the reductions mandated by the New START treaty, they will have to press ahead with further reductions on a bilateral basis. The strategic arms reduction process cannot remain bilateral indefinitely,” – Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dr. Anatoly Antonov for Security Index journal.


“If a new element emerges in strategic plans of the United States, for example implying replacement of nuclear capabilities with conventional missiles that can fulfill the same tasks as the nuclear weapons –it would be rather difficult for us to think about further reductions. Taking into account such compensation in conventional arms, the negotiations for the next treaty on nuclear disarmament would hardly be the right step to make,” – PIR Center Advisory Board Member, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Anatoly Antonov