Russia has postponed nuclear weapons talks with the United States scheduled for this week in Egypt.

This was announced by the US State Department on November 28, Reuters writes.

Thus, it is noted that the officials of the two countries were supposed to meet in the Egyptian capital from November 29 to December 6 to discuss the resumption of inspections within the framework of the New Nuclear Weapons Reduction Treaty, which was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Russian side has informed the United States that Russia has unilaterally postponed the meeting and said it will offer new dates," the State Department representative said in a statement.

The statement also said that Washington "is ready to postpone the negotiations to the earliest possible date, as the resumption of inspections is a priority to maintain the treaty as a stability tool."

It is worth noting that the new SNO nuclear arms reduction treaty, which entered into force in 2011, limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads that the United States and Russia can deploy, as well as the deployment of surface- and submarine-launched missiles and bombers to deliver them.

It will be recalled that after the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine,

threats about the use of nuclear weapons became more frequent

in the Kremlin .

Thus, the Russian dictator Putin personally has repeatedly stated that the Russian Federation is ready to use all available means in the event of a threat to its sovereignty and integrity, referring to the use of nuclear potential.

Periodically, nuclear threats against Ukraine, Poland and other European countries are heard on Russian propaganda TV channels and among high-ranking pro-Putin officials.

According to military expert Serhii Grabskyi,

 nuclear threats are the only trump card

left in Russia to force the world to stop providing aid to Ukraine.

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