US President George Bush intends to propose his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to start cooperation in missile defense during the forthcoming Russia-US summit in Moscow, the AP agency said on Thursday, referring to a top spokesman for Bush's administration. According to the spokesman, George Bush will advance a proposal on sharing US ABM technologies with Russia during his visit to Moscow. The US President aims to include the provision on Russian-US ABM cooperation in the document on strategic partnership between the two countries, which will be signed in Moscow with a new START treaty, the AP agency said. The AP agency gave no details on ABM technologies, mentioned by the spokesman.
In 2023, the Russian army will receive state-of-the-art strategic missile carriers, launchers with intercontinental ballistic missiles and new small arms