Russia–United States relations
"Our ambition is to have an equal and mutually beneficial bilateral political dialogue with Russia, guided by our national interests and at the same time adhering to the common policies of the EU and NATO Member States." This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, published on the eve
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO member states, New Zealand among others, are more often faced with security challenges on a global, rather than regional level. One of the main reasons for that is increased competition between great powers.
Chinese Chief of Arms Control, Fu Cong, warned neighboring countries not to allow United States to deploy such arms on their territory.
US President Donald Trumps' Administration pulls out of the Nuclear Arms Control Treaty from the Cold-War era with Russia.