Rus­sia warns on Nato mis­siles plan

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

RUS­SIA’S top mil­i­tary of­fi­cer has threat­ened to launch a pre-emp­tive strike if Nato goes ahead with con­tro­ver­sial plans for a mis­sile de­fence sys­tem in East­ern Europe. Pres­i­dent Dmitry Medvedev said last year that Rus­sia will re­tal­i­ate mil­i­tar­ily if it does not reach an agree­ment with the United States and Nato on the plans. Chief of Gen­eral Staff Niko­lai Makarov went even fur­ther to­day. “A decision to use de­struc­tive force pre-emp­tively will be taken if the sit­u­a­tion wors­ens,” he said.

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