Lavrov Rules Out Threat of Chinese Missile Deployment to Russia

© Photo : military-informant.comDongfeng 12 short range ballistic missile system
Dongfeng 12 short range ballistic missile system - Sputnik International
China does not deploy weapons that could pose a threat to Russia's security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

DVORIKI (Sputnik) — In January, local media reported that one of three Chinese intercontinental missiles Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) brigades may have been deployed in the city of Daqinq in the northern province of Heilongjiang bordering Russia.

"Every country has a right to deploy armaments on its territory. China does not deploy armaments against the Russian Federation, we do not have such information. We have very strong ties with the People's Republic of China, including in the military field," Lavrov said at a youth forum called Terra Scientia in the Vladimir Region.

DF-41 ICBM - Sputnik International
China's Reported Missile Deployment Near Russian Borders No Threat to Moscow
The DF-41 is a solid-fueled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, which may carry up to 10 nuclear warheads and hit targets that are up 14,000 kilometers (about 8,700 miles) away from the launch site.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry told Sputnik earlier that reports of China's military presence on the Russian has nothing in common with the reality.

Following the reports about alleged DF-41 deployment, Russian authorities said that that Moscow did not consider missile deployment as a threat to its security, stressing that Beijing was an important strategic ally.

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