WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned in an interview broadcast on Monday he advised U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia is ready to increase the START nuclear treaty that expires in 2021.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gestures through the joint press convention with U.S. President Donald Trump within the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari by way of REUTERS
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“I reassured President Trump that Russia stands prepared to increase this treaty, to lengthen it, however now we have to agree on the specifics at first, as a result of now we have some inquiries to our American companions. We predict that they don’t seem to be totally compliant with the treaty, however that is for specialists to resolve,” Putin advised Fox Information in an interview following a summit between the 2 leaders on Monday in Helsinki.

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Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Eric Walsh

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