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Russia continues to await U.S. nuclear arms control proposal. Increased rumblings of potential return to Russian nuclear weapons testing. U.S. nuclear mission may be returning to the United Kingdom after 15 years.
Russia shows willingness to consider U.S. arms control proposal, as put forward by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. New START faces ongoing and new challenges. Russia and Belarus claim Russian tactical nuclear weapons have officially entered Belarus.
Russia terminates New START data exchanges with the United States. Facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus to be completed by July, according to Russia. U.S. lawmakers want more nuclear weapons to counter China.
U.S. determines Russian noncompliant with New START due to ongoing on-site inspections suspension and refusal to reschedule a required treaty meeting. Pentagon estimates Chinese nuclear arsenal climbs above 400.
Some senior Russian officials have discussed the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, according to reports. The United States and Russia will meet soon for a meeting of New START's Bilateral Consultative Commission. Majority of G20 condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine and nuclear threats.