The deputy head of NATO European missile defense system can not protect the United States against accidental missile launch from Russia

Modern interceptors NATO is not able to guarantee protection against accidental start-up of ballistic missiles from Russia. The Deputy Secretary General of NATO and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow.

The U.S. government has refused to create a fourth phase of the establishment of missile defense in Europe. "The savings will be directed to other aspects of the program, in particular, to improve the accuracy parameters of interceptor missiles," — said Vershbow told the newspaper "Kommersant". The improved missile entered service U.S. bases in Poland and Romania.

European missiles are not able to protect the United States from the Russian launch, Vershbow acknowledged. "The trajectory of Russian intercontinental missiles aimed at the United States, with a random start would be beyond the reach of NATO, even after the creation of the fourth phase of the missile defense system," — said the diplomat.

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