Kremlin Spokesman Assesses U.S.-Russia ‘Situation Is Very Bad’ in TV Interview
July 12, 2020 (EIRNS)—Interviewed by Rossiya-1’s “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” broadcast today, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared that “Our relations are still nearly at the lowest point.... The situation is very bad—both in terms of bilateral relations and our two countries’ responsibility for multilateral affairs, first the issue of control over arms and strategic stability,” TASS quoted him as saying. He went on to say that although the contacts in these fields are at a high level, they are no closer to reaching an understanding between the two countries, especially in terms of preserving the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), “which are now the only documents that can ensure arms control on a global scale.” The New START Treaty will expire on Feb. 5, 2021 if it’s not renewed. He reminded the viewers that Russia and the U.S. have the largest nuclear weapons capabilities in the world.