- Military expert Igor Korotchenko: "The new phase of reductions in nuclear forces — a threat to our security" — Igor Korochenko. Photo by Alexey Isaev / "File-Russian."
In a letter to Vladimir Putin Barack Obama called for a "legally binding agreement" on the exchange of information on nuclear deterrence. Yesterday, the Russian president discussed with the Ministry of Defense are numerous issues related to missile defense. Commented the chief editor of "National Defense" Igor Korotchenkov.
— The Americans are trying to "dilute" the Russian position on issues relating to European missile defense and the further reduction of strategic offensive arms. Our position is determined by the following circumstance: the implementation of the 4th stage of the European missile defense system, which sooner or later, will pose a serious threat to the activities of Russian strategic nuclear forces. And, accordingly, we are planning quite tough countermeasures.
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