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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 12:49 PM

Putin: Russia Ready to Respond to U.S. Missile Defense [View all]

KORENOVSK (Krasnodar Territory), June 14 (RIA Novosti)

Russia has every possibility to provide proper response to the projected deployment of a U.S. missile shield in Europe, though Moscow would like to see the U.S. plans revised, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

“We should look forward and give response [to these plans] in a timely manner,” Putin told servicemen at a Russian air base.

“Of course, our partners should better not do this [implement their missile shield plans] as this move would drive our response,” he added.

The president stressed that regardless to the rhetoric western politicians use to describe the shield deployment plans, “this remains a part of the arms race.”

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