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Anatoly Serdjukov: the New contract on SNV to the full is equitable to interests of safety of Russia

the New contract on reduction of offensive arms to the full is equitable to interests of safety of the Russian Federation and consequently the country Ministry of Defence addresses to deputies with the offer to ratify the given document, Minister of Defence Anatoly Serdjukov has informed on Friday.

On Friday the State Duma plans to consider the bill About ratification of contract SNV - 3 in the first reading. The contract about SNV has been signed by presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in April in Prague. In December it was confirmed by the American senate. Now its ratification by both chambers of the Russian parliament is necessary for the introduction of the document into force.

Brought on ratification new Russian - the American contract on reduction of offensive arms (SNV) is important achievement in sphere of control over arms and to the full is equitable to interests of the Russian Federation - Serdjukov at State Duma session has told.

Therefore, he considers, this contract is necessary for ratifying, and with this request he has addressed to deputies.

the Second reading of the bill about SNV in the State Duma will take place not earlier than January of next year, the head of committee of the State Duma of the international affairs Konstantin Kosachev has informed some hours ago.

As the positive moment of the new contract the minister has noted its position about interrelation between antimissile defence created by the USA and offensive arms.

According to the agreement calculated for seven years, the parties undertake to have on 1550 nuclear warheads and 800 developed and not developed carriers.

the Minister of Defence has underlined that in the state arms programme project on 2011 - 2020 are provided measures on modernisation of systems of arms. In particular, Serdjukov has noted, the document provides a share of the modern weapon in 70 % from all weapon.

At the same time in the most efficient armies, for example, in rocket strategic forces (RVSN), this indicator will make 90 %. Thus, the minister has noted, rockets with complete terms of operation will be reduced only.