Russia Threatens to Destroy U.S. Missile Shield in Europe
Moscow, May 12 (RHC) -- Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov warned Friday that his country is ready to destroy U.S. missile defense facilities in Europe if Moscow considers them as real threats.
"(The deployment) raises our certain concerns, therefore we will destroy the missile defense," Serdyukov told reporters in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi.
He said that the Russian forces would not need any additional means to fulfill that task as the existing Iskander missiles are capable to neutralize the U.S. launching facilities.
Meanwhile, Serdyukov said Moscow is still waiting for U.S. proposals on the disputed missile defense system in Europe.
Moscowhas long opposed the deployment of U.S. missile defense facilities near its borders and called for legally binding guarantees from the United States and NATO that the missile shield is not targeting Russia.