Interview with Aleksandr Pikaev

To comment on Russia's suspension of a key arms treaty, Aleksandr Pikaev, a political analyst from the Moscow-based Institute for World Economy and International Relations, came to our studio.

Aleksander Pikayev, a political analyst from the Moscow-based Institute for World Economy and International Relations, says Russia may return to the treaty.

“It is not a denouncing – it is a suspension. As soon as the West would finally decide to return back, to make certain moves which would help to maintain this cornerstone of European stability, as NATO claims, Russia would be hurrying to come back. So, the doors are not closed. Today or December 12 is not a final deadline, negotiations should continue. There are plans for further meetings and there is a limited hope that the West would make steps which would help to save this very important treaty,” said Mr Pikayev.