Russia and US to sign agreement on defence co-operation
Russia and the United States have decided to sign an agreement envisaging cooperation of the two nations on missile defence systems and not to use them against each other. There is a standoff b/w the two countries on the U.S. global missile defence. Washington is providing security guarantees to Moscow that the system is not aimed at Russian nuclear deterrence forces.
U.S. will provide a “presidential agreement” that does not require legislative approval. President Vladimir Putin for his part will sign a memorandum of understanding confirming the agreement.