U.S. missiles in Poland violate Russia-NATO agreement: Russian FM


English.news.cn   2010-05-28 20:33:40  

MOSCOW, May 28 (Xinhua) — Permanent deployment of the U.S. Patriot missile in Poland will mean the violation of the basic agreement between Russia and NATO signed in 1997, said Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko on Friday.

“There are no reasons that could justify the deployment of the missiles near Russian borders,” said the Russian diplomat. He reminded that the Russia-NATO agreement implied that both parties were not to station permanent armed forces in the border regions.

Earlier, Moscow demanded articulate explanations from the United States and Poland of the deployment of Patriot missiles near the Russian border.

U.S. Patriot missiles arrived in Poland on Monday. They were deployed in the town of Morag, close to the Russian border, where six training-mode Patriot missiles had been deployed. After 2012, they will be supplemented with the standard SM-3 combat missiles.


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