American missile defense – a threat to Russia?
“The development of the missile defense system is targeting Russia,” said chief of the Russian Army General Staff Nikolay Makarov.
“Even though some state officials claim it's aimed at enhancing our security, this is far from being true. We view it very negatively because it might weaken our missile forces,” he added.
The tension between Moscow and Washington is slowing progress on a new nuclear arms reduction deal which has been in negotiations for months.