U.S. not to cut cooperation with Russia on disarmament, non-proliferation – Russian official

File Photo of Russian Nuclear Missile on Mobile Launcher Near Woods

(Interfax – MOSCOW. March 12, 2014) The United States is not ready to cut cooperation with Russia on important and strategic issues concerning disarmament and non-proliferation and the situation in Ukraine does not affect this, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s department on security and disarmament, Vladislav Antonyuk, said at a meeting of the State Duma committee on security and fighting corruption on Wednesday.

“Currently a quite serious test with regard to bilateral relations exists due to the known events in Ukraine. However, the U.S. made it clear in the past few days that it is interested in continuing productive cooperation on issues concerning disarmament and non-proliferation,” Antonyuk said.