The Ministry of defense said the response to the deployment of US missile defense
Measures of Russia on the deployment of US missile defense is necessary to prevent the violation of the balance of forces and the minimization of damage to the security of Russia by the deployment of American missile defense. This was stated by Deputy head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces of Russia Viktor Posenichi at the conference on disarmament.
“After the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty, Russian officials have repeatedly explained the harmfulness of the destruction of strategic stability posed by the creation and deployment of a global missile defense system. At the same time, efforts were made to find solutions to the problems associated with the deployment of us missile defense”, — quotes “RIA Novosti” the words of the military.
ABOUT is a symbol for the capacity building of missile systems in the world, and thus provoke a new arms race.Victor Paznauntal chief of the main operational Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces
It was emphasized that Russia offered to conduct a joint analysis of risks and threats, “to assess what PRO would be adequate and would create prerequisites for a new arms race in the strategic field.” So, had to deploy a joint Russian-American missile defence architecture in Europe. However, all of the Russian initiative was rejected, said Victor Pozniki.
“In this regard, Russia has to take adequate steps to prevent violations of the existing balance of power in strategic weapons and the minimization of possible damage to the security of the state as a result of further expansion ABOUT the United States. But safer the world will not” — said the military. He stressed that Russia “calls for equal and constructive dialogue on missile defense, aimed at finding solutions that take into account the interests of all stakeholders.”
Previously proposed legislation in the U.S. Congress a group of senators, led by Tom Cotton, proposed to begin deliveries in Europe of nuclear missiles of medium and shorter-range missiles. It is supposed to do in response to the supposedly detected by Russia of violation of the Treaty on the intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) in 1987.