23:57 GMT24 November 2020
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    1195
    Subscribe

    According to the deputy chair of the Russian upper house’s Arms Committee, Russia could deploy missile units in the country's eastern regions in response to the deployment of US THAAD in South Korea.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia could deploy missile units in the country's eastern regions in response to the deployment of US missile defense in South Korea, the deputy chair of the Russian upper house’s Arms Committee said Friday.

    "We will take into consideration the decision on deployment of US missile defense in South Korea for our military planning. In cooperation with the defense ministry we will work out certain decisions on strengthening of influence in this direction, including through deployment of missile and ground units," Yevgeny Serebrennikov said

    Earlier in the day, South Korean media reported that Washington and Seoul reached an agreement on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in the country in order to guarantee the security of South Korea from Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic threats.

    Related:

    China Slams US-South Korea Decision to Deploy THAAD Air Defense System
    S. Korea, US Reach Agreement on THAAD Air Defense System Deployment
    Russia Categorically Opposes Plans to Deploy US THAAD Systems in S Korea
    Tags:
    Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Yevgeny Serebrennikov, South Korea, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion