Putin Calls For Firm NATO Pledge on European Missile Interceptors (Global Security Newswire) 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to continue pressing NATO to provide a firm pledge that U.S. missile interceptors planned for fielding in Europe will not be aimed at Russian ICBMs, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

The Kremlin fears next-generation U.S. interceptors planned for deployment in Europe over the next eight years could be aimed at undermining the Russian strategic deterrent. The United States and NATO insist their envisioned ballistic missile shield is focused on protecting against a possible medium-range missile strike from the Middle East.”

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