Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told about the possible consequences of the deployment of the American missile defense system THAAD near the Russian border. Such actions may raise questions about the military response of Russia, the diplomat warned.
According to the diplomat, if the situation develops as “an alarming rate”, to Russia “inevitably at some time will probably be a question of responsiveness in the military sense of the word.” While Deputy foreign Minister added that he did not want “to prejudge anything”.
Despite the fact that the THAAD system reportedly designed for high-rise natmosphere intercept missiles, they are easily integrated into the system ABOUT longer range, said Ryabkov. “And it’s all become elements of an integrated U.S. missile defense system,” — said the diplomat.
In July, the US and South Korea agreed on the deployment of THAAD, which can, if necessary, to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles. According to the authorities of Russia and China, these actions threaten the strategic balance in the region.