January 23, 2014
Protecting Russia from potential missile attacks launched from the Arctic should be a key goal of increased Russian military presence in the region, a Russian expert on geopolitics said Thursday.
According to Konstantin Sivkov, first vice president of the Russian National Geopolitical Academy, massive strikes of high-precision cruise missiles against Russia would be effective only if they were delivered from launchers deployed in the Arctic.
He explained that [cruise] missiles launched from other regions would be capable of destroying targets in only certain parts of Russia due to their limited flying range.
“Therefore, the creation of a low-altitude radar shield in the Arctic, covering the most probable missile approaches from the northwest, is a key task,” Sivkov said at a “round table” discussion meeting in RIA Novosti.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm