Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to prepare a symmetrical response to tests of the US new cruise missile. He stated this at an operational meeting with members of the Russian Security Council of Russia.
According to him, he has instructed the Russian Defense Ministry, MFA, and other relevant departments to analyze the threats posed by the US actions for Russia and take comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetrical response, RIA Novosti reported.
According to senior US politicians, missile deployment could begin in the Asia-Pacific region.
“But this also affects our fundamental interests, because all this is close to the Russian borders,” the president said.
Russia does not want and will not get involved in the arms race and is still open to a constructive dialogue with the US to restore confidence and strengthen international security.
The US has conducted a test of a non-nuclear ground-based cruise missile.