Russia ready for hypersonic missile talks with US, says Lavrov

Russia is ready to discuss hypersonic missiles and other arms control issues with the United States as part of wider discussions about strategic stability, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Cold War-era arms control agreements have been in jeopardy as Russia‘s relations with the West have soured in recent years.

In August 2019, the US pulled out of a landmark strategic arms accord, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), citing Russian non-compliance.

Both countries are developing hypersonic missiles to expand their defence capabilities, with Russian President Vladimir Putin overseeing a test in Crimea in early January.