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Warnings of Russian President Vladimir Putin  against NATO allies are “unacceptable” and do not help efforts to calm tensions, NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said, Reuters reported.

“Russian statements threatening to target allies are unacceptable and counterproductive,” Lungescu noted.

“As we have repeatedly made clear, the alliance’s missile defense is neither designed nor directed against Russia.  Our system defends against ballistic missiles from outside the Euro-Atlantic area,” Lungescu said.

Earlier it was reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump worried about Russia’s newest weapon systems, which President Vladimir Putin mentioned in his State of the Union Address to the Federal Assembly.

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