The board of speakers of the State Duma or Chamber of Deputies of Russia will study at its next meeting the revocation of Moscow’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), for its acronym in English, as announced by the president of the Russian Legislature, Viacheslav Volodin.
“At the next meeting of the State Duma Council (spokesperson board) we will certainly discuss the issue of revoking the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,” Volodin wrote on his Telegram account.
The president of the Duma stressed that this responds to Russia’s national interests and “will be a mirror response to the United States, which until now has not ratified the treaty.”
“The situation in the world has changed. Washington and Brussels have unleashed a war against our country. The current challenges demand new decisions,” he stressed.
Volodin added that Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the possibility of revoking the ratification of the treaty yesterday in his speech at the Valdai International Debate Club.