WW3: Vladimir Putin summons Russia's war chiefs amid US nuclear tensions
VLADIMIR Putin has summoned Russia’s war chiefs amid renewed nuclear tensions with the US – warning Moscow could “retaliate” to Washington.
By Henry Holloway / Published 19th November 2018
Putin met with senior officials from the defence ministry today to discuss the US’s possible withdrawal from a key nuclear weapons treaty.
Russia and the US have signed up to a number of accords since the Cold War designed to reign in their nuclear arsenals.
Stockpiles have been being reduced by both Moscow and Russia but there are now fears of a new arms race.
US officials are reportedly ready to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate -Range Nuclear Forces treaty signed during the Cold War.
NATO and Russian envoy addressed the dispute during rare talks on October 31.