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Russia’s Foreign Ministry: US stance bringing military-political issues to deadlock

May 07, 2015, 17:15 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The issues include deployment of the missile shield in Europe and nuclear disarmament

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Russian foreign Ministry building in Moscow

Russian foreign Ministry building in Moscow

©  ITAR-TASS/Gennady Khamelyanin

MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. The US policy against Russia is threatening to bring to a deadlock the efforts to solve military-political issues, including deployment of the missile shield in Europe and nuclear disarmament, the Foreign Ministry review of Russia’s foreign policy and diplomatic activity in 2014, posted on the ministry’s website, said on Thursday.

"A whole range of acute problems of bilateral agenda has become a hostage of the White House’s course towards escalating tensions with Russia. This includes the military-political issues which were therefore discussed in an occasional and non-systematic way," the authors of the report say.

"In the final end, such an approach is threatening to bring their solution to a deadlock," the document reads.

The diplomats explained that first of all this concerns the plans of the United States and its allies to deploy the global missile defence system.

"The practical discussion of ways of alleviating Russia’s concerns was scrapped at the suggestion of the American side and this forces us to devise adequate counter-measures," the ministry said.

While the Barack Obama administration promoted the idea of further reduction of nuclear arsenals of Russia and the US, Moscow’s arguments were fully ignored. Russia in particularly called for linking this process with involving other states in it that have the military nuclear potential.

At the same time, the efforts continued to implement Washington’s concept of the prompt global strike that calls for a US capability to deliver conventional strikes anywhere in the world.

"Plans have been announced of increasing the military presence of the US and NATO near Russia’s borders what may result in direct risks of changing the configuration of forces in Europe," the ministry said.

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