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    Nuclear Paranoia: Kiev May Deploy Missile Defense Systems Over 'Threats'

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    The Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary spotted a "nuclear threat" somewhere. He also called for imposing additional restrictions on Russia.

    KIEV (Sputnik) – Ukraine may consider placing missile defense systems in its territory after consultations, Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary Oleksander Turchynov said Wednesday.

    “I don’t exclude that we will be forced to hold consultations on placing missile defense systems in the territory of Ukraine for security against nuclear [threats],” Turchynov’s press service quoted him as saying.

    Turchynov also called for additional sanctions against Russia, including “blocking Russian warships from sailing through the Bosporus Straits and shutting down SWIFT access to Russia’s financial system.”

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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)

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