Kremlin hits out at Obama, says was always ready for nuclear arms cuts

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov says Russian side always favoured a fair process of nuclear disarmament

Reuters January 19, 2017
Russia's President Vladimir Putin makes his annual New Year address to the nation in Moscow, Russia, December 31, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/File Photo

The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing US President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal.

Obama said overnight he had told President Vladimir Putin he was ready to proceed with nuclear disarmament, but that Russia didn't want to negotiate.

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"The Russian side always favoured a proportional and fair process of nuclear disarmament," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. "It can't be disproportional."


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