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Vladimir Putin took part in the State Duma meeting that examined the ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-2) between Russia and the US and documents relating to the May 26, 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the USSR and the US

April 14, 2000, The State Duma, Moscow

The acting president addressed members of parliament, emphasizing that ratification of the START II Treaty and ABM agreements met Russia’s national interests.

After the vote on the issue Mr Putin answered journalists’ questions.

A statement by the acting president on the ratification of the documents by the State Duma was also circulated.

April 14, 2000, The State Duma, Moscow