Just thought you should know. Russian president (and Trump admirer) Vlad Putin today
The Russian explanation? Boil it all down and it's American hostility to Russia and Russia's distrust of America's willingness to keep its part of the treaty.
"The Obama administration has done everything in its power to destroy the atmosphere of trust which could have encouraged cooperation," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on the treaty's suspension.
"The step Russia has been forced to take is not intended to worsen relations with the United States. We want Washington to understand that you cannot, with one hand, introduce sanctions against us where it can be done fairly painlessly for the Americans, and with the other hand continue selective cooperation in areas where it suits them."
When then Secretary of State Clinton signed the deal in 2010 she said that there was enough weapons grade plutonium in Russia and China for 17,000 nuclear weapons.
Speaking of the Cold War, anyone remember the name of this asshole?