The U.S. will stop providing Russia with telemetry data on launches of U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) starting June 1, the State Department said in a statement.
Washington specifies that the exchange of such information took place within the framework of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), but Russia “refused to meet in a bilateral consultative commission to reach agreements” on the issue.
“The United States will not provide telemetry information unilaterally”, – the State Department said.
In addition, as of June 1, the U.S. will stop informing Moscow about the status or location of facilities covered by the START, in particular missiles and launchers.
Also, Russia will no longer be allowed to conduct inspections on U.S. territory under the START Treaty: visas that have already been issued to inspectors will be revoked, no new visas will be issued, and overflights by Russian inspection aircraft will be denied.