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    US Navy flag bearers, backdropped by the radar building of a missile defense base, walk in Deveselu, during an opening ceremony attended by U.S., NATO and Romanian officials at a base, originally established by the Soviet Union, in Deveselu, Southern Romania, Thursday, May 12, 2016.

    Moscow: Deployment of US Missile Base in Romania Undermines INF Agreements

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    The deployment of a US missile defense base in Romania is a step in a series of US and NATO actions that could have negative consequences for strategic stability and global security, Russia's envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Thursday.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier on Thursday, the US Aegis Ashore missile defense system was officially inaugurated at a military base in Romania, and the construction of a similar complex will begin in Poland on Friday.

    "We have to consider the whole range of US efforts to set up a global missile defense network with active and partially mobile European segment," Grushko told reporters in Brussels.

    "In addition, by deploying Mk-41 launchers capable of firing intermediate-range missiles at Aegis Ashore bases, the US is seriously undermines the agreements under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty," the official said.

    Grushko stressed that Moscow was not convinced by US and NATO assurances that the creation of the European missile shield is not aimed at deterring Russia.

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      goldcamshaft
      The usa, modern-day Rome, has completely conquered that northern part of europe where those perceived uncivilized barbarians roamed Before Christ, in just the same way ancient Rome did. Hence the name Rom(e)ania, History repeats itself,especially when it comes to nasty things.
      Now the next part of repeated history will take place "sine dubium"...without doubt.
      The modern Romans will start to bring home the heads of leaders to celebrate their roman holidays in the capitol...butchered to celebrate a roman holiday!
      I love history.
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