Moscow did not withdraw proposals for a new agreement on ballistic missile defense (BMD), but the signal of readiness for dialogue with the new administration yet. In an interview with RIA Novosti said the Deputy head of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Vladimir Leontyev.
“We have always advocated cooperation in this area, made appropriate suggestions, but the key question and the key aspect is that such interaction must be equal and take into account the interests and concerns of both sides,” the diplomat stressed, commenting on the possibility of achieving any future agreement with the United States on a new agreement on missile defense.
On 26 April the first Deputy chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces Viktor Posenichi said that the deployment of the American missile defense system in Europe (European missile defense) and the adjoining seas may contribute to the hidden build-up shock component, which provides a sudden nuclear attack on Russia.
The creation of a European missile defense system is scheduled for completion by 2018. The US stressed that the main task of these objects is to protect Europe against a potential attack from Iran. In turn, in Moscow declare that the deployment of a missile defense system in Europe poses a threat to Russia’s national security.