From RIA Novosti: Russia’s deputy defense minister has said action could be taken if the United States deploys its new missile defense system near Russia’s borders.
In a news conference on Friday, deputy defense minister Anatoly Antonov said the Russian military was looking at ways to "protect our nation if Russia is not consulted in talks with NATO."
"There is not only talk, some serious work is also being done," Antonov said. "The Defense Ministry should allow for the worst possible scenario."
His comments come just hours after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Kazakhstan that the talks were going through a complicated phase.
"So far this matter is proceeding with difficulty, but the [U.S.] Secretary of State [Hillary Clinton] has assured us that measures are being taken on her side," Lavrov said. (photo: Defense News)