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Russia Takes Countermeasure against U.S. and Japan's Missile Shields

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, when interviewed on Aug. 26, announced that Russia deployed one battalion of S-400 Triumf air defence systems in the Far Eastern region to be ready to go into action.

Commenting on it, public opinion viewed the action as a countermeasure taken by Russia to cope with the U.S. and Japan's daily intensified arms buildup.

Russia's Internet newspaper Ekspert Online put it that Russia's building of missile and air defence systems in the Far East is aimed to cope with the U.S. missile defence system (MD) in the Asia-Pacific and interceptor missile system in Japan.

The first vice-director of the Institute for Geopolitical Studies of Russia said that Russia is building in the Far Eastern region a system equivalent to the U.S. missile and air defence systems gaining in scope from its eastern line, adding that Russia is interested in coping with the threat posed by the U.S. which provoked several illegal wars over the past decade.

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