The United States says it has sent Russia new proposals on nuclear arms reduction and missile defense, the Associated Press reported.
The acting undersecretary of state, John Rood, says he sent a proposed text to Moscow two weeks ago on a successor to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). That treaty expires at the end of next year.
He said Thursday that the United States also sent a new proposal on cooperation with Russia on missile defense.
He said the document includes new ideas on providing Russia access to planned U.S. missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Talks on both issues have been crippled by poor relations since Russia's invasion of Georgia in August.