Russia is ready for dialogue with U.S. on issues of strategic stability, Putin says

Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation

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# 29 February 2024 14:38 (UTC +04:00)

"Russia is ready for dialogue with the United States of America on issues of strategic stability," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual address to the Federal Assembly, APA reports citing Reuters.

"Recently there have been more and more unsubstantiated accusations against Russia, for example that we are allegedly going to deploy nuclear weapons in space. Such innuendo, which is nothing but innuendo, is a ploy to draw us into negotiations on their own terms, which are favourable only to the United States," he said.

"Therefore, we have every reason to believe that the words of today's American authorities about their alleged interest in negotiations with us on strategic stability issues are demagoguery... On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, they simply want to show their citizens and everyone else that they still rule the world."