So he commented on the suspension of Russia's participation in the New START Treaty.

According to The New York Times, Blinken said that the United States "is ready to talk with Russia at any time about the limitation of strategic arms, regardless of what happens in the world or in relations" between the two countries.

He also called Russia's decision "unfortunate".

According to the Secretary of State, the US will "keep a close eye on what Russia is actually doing."

The Joe Biden administration will ensure that the United States and its allies are safe, he stressed.

On February 21, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was suspending its participation in the strategic offensive arms reduction treaty.

Moscow does not withdraw from the agreement, namely, it suspends its participation, the President noted.

According to him, before returning to this issue, it is necessary to understand what NATO countries such as France and Great Britain are claiming.