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Great Seal Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Statement on Russian Ratification of the START II Treaty
Kiev, Ukraine, April 14, 2000
As released by the Office of the Spokesman
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SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: I congratulate the Russian people on the Duma's decisive ratification of the START II Treaty. This is a big step forward. We look forward to intensifying our discussions on next steps in our arms control dialogue and other issues when Foreign Minister Ivanov comes to Washington later this month.

This vote is indeed an historic step which will help improve security for all of us.

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