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Missile defense shield

Moscow will respond to NATO approaching Russian borders ‘accordingly’ – Putin
If NATO threatens Russia’s territories Moscow will respond to the threat accordingly, said President Vladimir Putin. This comes after he announced Russia's strategic forces will be getting over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015.

16.06.2015 20:57

Tehran threat? Russia questions US, EU motives behind missile shield in Europe
Despite progress being made concerning nuclear talks with Iran, Russia says US and EU officials are trying to “think up” new reasons to deploy a missile shield in Europe. Moscow says there is no need for the defensive system in Europe.

10.04.2015 12:21

​‘Hubris, cowardice, delusion’: MP blasts generals & politicians in defense debate
The record of Britain’s political and military leadership is lamentable, with “delusion” and “cowardice” continuing to color debate on defense and the military, a firebrand MP told a Commons debate.

12.03.2015 15:26

​US commissions ‘crucial’ NATO missile shield facility in Romania
The US has assumed control of a missile-intercepting defense base in southern Romania as part of a new and controversial NATO missile shield in a move that has unsettled Russia as NATO bolsters its presence in Europe.

10.10.2014 17:25

'Bombs away' but not too fast: 9 nuke states slow in curbing 16,300 warheads
Nuclear-armed countries are upping the ante by modernizing their delivery systems and warheads, Swedish researchers have found. The report dampens hopes of modest stockpile reductions.

16.06.2014 06:28

US, Romania break ground on missile defense system
The US and NATO have begun revamping a military base in Romania which will be a crucial part of the American-led anti-missile shield in Europe. The NATO missile defense system remains a bone of contention in US-Russian relations.

28.10.2013 10:48

‘Missile defense killer’: Russia finalizes testing on prototype ICBM
Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have reported a successful launch of a next-generation ICBM that can supposedly pierce any anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system. The test came after the US announced it would resume its ABM program in Europe.

08.06.2013 11:35

Russia welcomes US readiness for missile defense dialogue
Washington wants to continue dialogue with Moscow on its planned European missile defense shield, says Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister. However, Russia’s causes for concern over the project have not been removed, he underlined.

21.03.2013 16:55

Time running out for US missile shield deal – Medvedev
The window of opportunities to reach consent on the US missile shield in Europe is elapsing, PM Dmitry Medvedev told Cuban media, as Russia will have to retaliate to protect national strategic interests - no matter who is in charge in the Kremlin.

February 23, 2013 10:18