Legally flawless, completely safe medically – and politically convincing. In such a way, regional experts evaluated the procedure and results of the vote to amendments to the Russian Constitution. It was recognised even by representatives of the Russian opposition.
Moscow said that Washing had officially announced it would not ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and will “make the preparations” to resume nuclear tests.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the US' nuclear ambitions.
Although the US has not ratified the CTBT, it has not conducted a nuclear test explosion since 1992. No official announcements about making preparations to continue testing have been made, albeit the idea did come up at a meeting of senior officials on 15 May 2020, after allegations that Russia and China had been conducting low-yield nuclear tests. It has been reported that the proposal was shelved at the time.
The current US administration officially stated that it would continue observing a unilateral moratorium on testing.