The presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, issued a joint statement on issues of strategic stability. The leaders said there should never be a nuclear war and that there would be no winners.
“Russia and the United States have shown that even in times of tension, they are able to advance common goals to ensure predictability in the strategic sphere, reduce the risks of armed conflict and the threat of nuclear war,” the document said.
An example of such an approach is the recent extension of the Strategic Arms Offensive Agreement (START 3).
“Today we reaffirm our commitment to the principle that there can be no winner in a nuclear war and that it must never be initiated,” the joint statement said.
The leaders of the two countries announced the launch of a complex dialogue on strategic stability, which should lay the foundations for future arms control.