Russia’s Top Soldier Issues Threat Over Missile Defense

May 3, 2012  •  From

Russia’s top military officer threatened that if the United States builds nato missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe, Russia will destroy them with a preemptive strike.

Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said on May 3 that “if the situation worsens,” the Russian military will “use destructive force preemptively.” He went on to say that if Moscow and Washington fail to reach an agreement, Russia will “be forced to take military and technological measures” to protect itself.

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