Beijing and Moscow to cooperate on minimizing US missile defense

Source: DW

At a security summit in Beijing, Russian and Chinese military leaders said on Tuesday that they were considering joint countermeasures to the US’ missile defense shield. Moscow and Beijing have routinely expressed concerns that the Pentagon has been using the term “defense” as a ruse.

“The missile defense system considerably shifts the balance of offensive weapons, allowing the planning of a more efficient pre-emptive strike,” said Lt. General Viktro Poznikhir.

“Russian military experts believe that the US hopes to gain the capability to strike any region of the world, including Russia and China, with nuclear-tipped missiles with impunity,” he added.

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