US President George W. Bush sent Thursday the wording of the Russo-American Treaty on Strategic Offensive Potentials /SNP/ to US Senate for ratification. The text was signed by George Bush and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, during their summit in Moscow on May 24th. In the US president's letter which was enclosed in the document, Bush stressed that the Moscow document was an important element of strategic relations between the US and Russia.
The host of the White House emphasised that the Russo-American Treaty, also referred to as the Moscow Treaty, obviously met US national interests and would be a significant contribution to national security and strategic stability.
Bush also called on US Senators to see to it that the Moscow Treaty is quickly and favourably considered, and to give their consent to its ratification.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia