Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Amid ongoing tensions over North Korean missile activities, Russia has set up a third missile unit fitted with the S-400 defense system close to its eastern borders.
“We have deployed an S-400 battalion [in the Far East] already,” Head of Russian General Staff, Nikolay Markov was quoted by Russia Today as saying on Wednesday.
“We are taking preventative measures to secure ourselves from misfired missiles and to make absolutely sure their debris does not fall on Russian territory,” he explained.
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Russia has already installed two similar systems in Moscow’s vicinity for security purposes.
North Korea has invited a spate of criticism and threats of military action with its late May nuclear test and the various missiles it launches.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 9:16 am