Russia-Japanese cooperation agreement on elimination of Russia nuke arms terminated


Russia’s cooperation agreement with Japan on the decommissioning of Russian nuclear weapons was terminated on May 21, the Russian foreign ministry said, Paralel.Az reports citing TASS.

"On May 21, the agreement between the Russian and Japanese governments on cooperation for the eliminations of Russian nuclear weapons and the establishment of a committee on cooperation in this area signed in Tokyo on October 13, 1993 was terminated," it said.

The Russian government decided to terminate this agreement in November 2023 and the Russian foreign ministry notified the Japanese side about this on November 21, 2023. Under the government resolution, the document was supposed to cease to have effect six months after the notification, i.e. on May 21, 2024.