The Kremlin appreciates all calls for disarmament, including those coming from the US, but they should not be limited to words, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reported.
While commenting on US President Donald Trump’s statement that the US, Russia and China should make an agreement to cut military spending, Peskov said that "any call for disarmament is commendable and worth considering."
"The important thing is that rather than be limited to words, this call should be translated into specific initiatives and suggestions that would be handed over to partners through official channels," he said, adding that the Kremlin had not received any suggestions of that kind from the United States.
Trump said earlier at a meeting with Chinese Vice Prime Minister Liu He that the United States, China and Russia could negotiate an agreement to cut military spending. "I feel like the military expenditure of [China] and Russia and us, it's a lot of money that could be put in other things," Trump said. According to him, the three countries can "come together and stop the spending and spend on things that are more productive towards long-term peace."