The US administration plans to cut the nuclear arsenal by 80 percent. This move corresponds to Barack Obama's program, who propagated nuclear disarmament in 2009. However, the decision will undoubtedly cause outrage among the Republicans during the year of the presidential election.
The final decision has not been made yet. However, the US administration considers at least three variants to cut the total amount of strategic nuclear arms: to 1,000-1,100, to 700-800 and to 300-400 units.
At the same time, the United States plans to increase the spending on the nuclear field by nearly $500 million in 2013, in accordance with the draft budget for the current year ($11.5 billion).
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said