Ukraine war news – live: Russia reveals single condition for rejoining nuclear treaty


‘Everything will depend on the position of the West,’ Putin ally says

Putin says Russia is having a ‘complicated time’

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Russia would need to see a change in Nato’s willingness for dialogue before it would consider returning to its last remaining nuclear treaty with the US.

The lower house of the Russian parliament voted quickly in favour of suspending Moscow’s participation in the New START treaty following Vladimir Putin’s announcement yesterday.

Asked in what circumstances Moscow would return to the deal, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “Everything will depend on the position of the West... When there’s a willingness to take into account our concerns, then the situation will change.”

It comes after Russia reportedly conducted a failed test of its ‘Satan II’ intercontinental ballistic missile during US president Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv on Monday.

The missile test involved a heavy Sarmat missile capable of carrying 15 light nuclear warheads at once across the continent, two US officials familiar with the matter told CNN.

Meaanwhile, Volodymyr Zelensky refuted Russia’s claims of territorial gains on the war’s eastern frontli...