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    If Ukraine deploys elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary Oleksander Turchynov said that Kiev may consider placing missile defense systems in its territory after consultations.

    “If this means that Ukraine plans to deploy elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then, obviously, this could be understood as being completely negative because it would pose a threat to the Russian Federation,” Peskov told journalists.

    He said that if Ukraine made the step, then Russia would be forced to respond.

    “If US missile defense systems are deployed in Ukraine, that would require Russia to take responsive measures to provide for its own security.”

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