10 Mar 2022 18:25

Depoliticized approach needed in order to make progress on arms control - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. March 10 (Interfax) - A depoliticized approach is required in order to make progress in the field of arms control, Deputy Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department Igor Vishnevetsky said.

"We need strategic stability. We need a calm, depoliticized conversation on all key aspects of arms control. In this case, we will be able to achieve something," Vishnevetsky said at the Valdai Discussion Club.

Nuclear disarmament must not be separated from other arms control tracks, he said.

"When there is strategic stability, when there is an established system of arms control, when negotiations are ongoing on important international platforms, in these conditions it is realistic to speak about steps toward nuclear disarmament as well," the Russian diplomat said.

Negotiations have now been frozen on almost all disarmament tracks, while talks that are still taking place are not yielding any results, he said.