Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
MOSCOW, June 7 /TASS/. The US missile defense in Europe is not directed against Russia and will not undermine Russia’s strategic abilities to deter threats, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft wrote on the VK social network on Tuesday as he answered the users’ questions.
He said that the United States had offered Russia to cooperate in the field of missile defense, including the creation of two Russia-NATO centers and plans for reaching a transparency regime between the sides.
"Russia turned down all the proposals, which could contribute to developing cooperation and transparency. It was the Russian side that unilaterally terminated the partnership dialogue in 2013," Tefft said.
"The NATO missile defense system is not linked to Russia. It is not directed against Russia and will not undermine Russia’s strategic abilities to deter threats," the US diplomat said.
According to him, the NATO missile defense system is designed to ensure full-scale range and protection of the NATO countries’ European territory against growing threats linked to the spread of ballistic missiles.