Putin Submits Bill Ratifying Russian-American Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to State Duma

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted a reviewed bill "On ratification of the Russian-US Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty" to the State Duma, Deputy Chairman of the Lower House International Committee Konstantin Kosachev told RIA Novosti.

According to him, on Friday, March 14th, the international committee will hold an extraordinary session on the bill.

The deputy did not rule out a possibility of the bill being discussed at a State Duma plenary session to be held on March 19th or 21st.

According to the spring session schedule approved on January 15th by the State Duma the ratification of the Russian-US treaty was planned to be addressed in April.

The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty was signed by the Russian and US Presidents last May.