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Volodin discussed with faction leaders the withdrawal of ratification of the CTBT

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin held a meeting with faction leaders and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, during which the priority topic was the withdrawal of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the State Duma press service told reporters.
“Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin held a meeting with the leaders of the factions on the priority agenda of the current week. They discussed a bill to revoke the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which the State Duma will consider today, October 17, in the first reading,” the press service noted.

On Monday, following the results of the State Duma council, First Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov announced that the Duma meeting on October 17 will begin with consideration of the revocation of ratification of the CTBT.

The bill was prepared on behalf of Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs. The draft may be adopted on October 17 in the first reading, on October 18 in the second reading and on October 19 in the third, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the Committee on International Affairs, previously said.
Earlier, the State Duma press service noted that Volodin, at the beginning of one of the plenary sessions, emphasized that this issue was discussed at the council of the lower house, all factions supported the adoption of the bill. The speaker also invited all deputies to become its authors.
Slutsky previously said that all 450 deputies would become co-authors of the bill. When the bill was introduced, there were less than 450 co-sponsors.
Six State Duma deputies who did not co-sponsor the bill to revoke ratification of the CTBT told earlier why they did not do so. Some of the deputies were absent from Moscow, were not present in the State Duma, or were on sick leave.

A bill to revoke ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was submitted to the State Duma on October 13. The draft proposes to repeal Article 1 of the law “On the Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.” It proposes ratification of the CTBT, signed on behalf of the Russian Federation in New York on September 24, 1996.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously stated that Russia may behave in a mirror manner towards the United States, and the State Duma may withdraw ratification of the CTBT. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov later noted that Russia's possible refusal to ratify the CTBT does not mean an intention to conduct nuclear tests.
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed in 1996. However, a number of countries, including the United States, have not yet ratified it, unlike Russia, which did so in 2000. At the same time, countries that have nuclear weapons have made voluntary commitments not to conduct such tests. In March, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov noted that the situation around the CTBT is causing increasing concern due to actions.

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