Russia Opposes US Missile Base Plans In Poland
Moscow objects to US plans to install its third missile defense shield in Poland, Russian Deputy PM and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said at the launch of a new radar system in the Leningrad region today.

In the minister's opinion, there is no political or military sense in the establishment of yet another missile defense center by the US. Commenting on statements that the system was being designed to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles from countries like Iran and North Korea, Ivanov assured that neither of these states had similar missiles.

Speaking on Russia's security, the deputy PM asserted that the new Topol-M ground-based mobile missile system could break through any ballistic missile defense systems, so these plans were of no concern to Russia.