In the state Duma believe that the US is looking for an excuse to increase nuclear capacity

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobanka to the State Duma. Archival photoIn the state Duma believe that the US is looking for an excuse to increase nuclear capacity© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The United States, accusing Russia of escalating nuclear potential, looking for an excuse to increase their capacity in this area, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin («United Russia»).

In American nuclear doctrine, unclassified portion of which Friday published the newspaper the Huffington Post, claims that Russia denies or avoids the performance of its obligations under the several agreements, and also deviates from the proposals of States on a new round of nuclear disarmament.

«Our strategic line aimed at parity of nuclear weapons. In any case we do not want to get involved in an arms race, and urge other countries to be protected from this. Nuclear potential comes from… equal terms, the positions from the us and the United States of America… They (USA) are looking for a reason to increase its nuclear capacity, blaming it on Russia», — said Switchin.

The MP stressed that the line of Russia’s strategy is aimed directly at defense, but, of course, takes into account the national interests of our state and the threats that can come from the outside. «(The strategy) in any case not designed for offensive character,» he concluded.

The doctrine notes that the new start Treaty (Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms) remains in effect until February 2021 and may be extended by mutual agreement for another five years, until 2026. The document also argues that the United States had already implemented major limitations in the framework of the agreement, which take effect in 2018 and will continue to implement new start.

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