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Putin warns that U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty will expire unless action taken

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses Russian ambassadors and representatives to international organisations in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin warned of the dangers of Moscow and Washington failing to mend ties on Thursday, saying the START strategic arms reduction treaty would expire in a year and a half unless work on extending it started now.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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