U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Russia of meddling in the U.S. election through hacking, to help Trump win, claims that Russia has rejected.
U.S. and EU officials also have accused Russia of hacking other Western institutions and voiced concern that Russia may try to influence this year’s elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands.
The sanctions, along with low oil prices, have driven Russia’s economy into recession, and Putin sees getting them lifted as one of his top priorities.
The New START nuclear arms reduction treaty signed by Russia and the United States in 2010 limited their nuclear arsenals to no more than …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle