On the eve of the meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States, Defense News reports on NATO’s plans to abandon the deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe.
The publication refers to European and American officials. The countries of the North Atlantic Alliance believe that such a step will help reduce tensions with the Russian Federation and effectively discuss arms control. The statement will be contained in a communique to be published following the NATO summit in Brussels. This is the first summit of the alliance with the participation of US President Joe Biden.
Defense News reports that abandoning the deployment of nuclear missiles is seen as a way to reduce tensions with Russia and a starting point for dialogue on arms control.
UN Secretary General António Guterres earlier called on the United States and Russia to agree on further reductions in nuclear arsenals. The Secretary General stressed that the authorities of both countries need to develop new agreements in order to timely respond to new challenges in this area.