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Russia taking steps to counter Western missile deployment: military chief

Posted By yihan On December 7, 2011 @ 10:36 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Xinhua [1]
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Russian armed forces have started taking measures to counter a European anti-missile defense deployment led by the United States, Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov said Wednesday.

Speaking to foreign military attaches, Makarov said the Western deployment already threatens Russia’s strategic nuclear forces and would trigger a new costly arms race.

“The idea of creating the anti-missile defense in Europe could sharply aggravate our relations,” Makarov said, adding that a deterioration of relations between Russia and NATO would not lead to stability in Europe.

He stressed that relations between Russia and NATO have reached a deadlock and would develop either to cooperation or to suspicion and distrust if the bottom line was crossed.

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[1] Xinhua: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2011-12/07/c_122391542.htm

[2] Russia to deploy new missile systems by 2020: military: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-to-deploy-new-missile-systems-by-2020-military.html

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[4] Russian missile chief claims shield-penetrating ICBM ready by 2018: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-missile-chief-claims-shield-penetrating-icbm-ready-by-2018.html

[5] Russia building missiles to counter US space defences: military: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-building-missiles-to-counter-us-space-defences-military.html

[6] ‘Russia capable of neutralizing US missile defense threat’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98russia-capable-of-neutralizing-us-missile-defense-threat%e2%80%99.html

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