Russia to Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe - Security Council
16:58 23.05.2016(updated 16:59 23.05.2016)
Russia will find ways to respond properly to the deployment of US missile defense systems in eastern Europe, Deputy Secretary of Russia's Security Council Yevgeny Lukyanov said Monday.
GROZNY (Sputnik) – The Aegis system uses advanced radar and powerful computers to control weapons aimed at enemy targets. Originally developed for ships, the system has been modified for land use, and it is central to a NATO missile defense system now being installed – over Russian objections – in Romania and Poland.
"Any threat will always meet a proper response," Lukyanov said ahead of a high-level international security meeting in southern Russia.
Russia has repeatedly expressed concern over the creation of the ballistic missile defense system in Europe, approved in 2010 during a NATO summit in Lisbon. A group of European countries, including Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey, agreed to deploy elements of the system on their territories.
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