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Missile shield deal makes Poland a Russian target

Latest update : 2008-08-15

A US-Poland missile shield deal would make Poland a Russian military target, a news agency has reported a Russian general as saying. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the deal, vehemently opposed by Russia, would be signed "very soon".


Poland is making itself a target for Russia's military "100 percent" by hosting elements of a US anti-missile system, a senior Russian general was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency Friday.
  
"By hosting these, Poland is making itself a target. This is 100 percent" certain, the agency quoted General Anatoly Nogovitsyn as saying.
  
"It becomes a target for attack. Such targets are destroyed as a first priority," Nogovitsy was quoted as saying.
  
Warsaw and Washington signed a preliminary deal Thursday on basing part of a US missile shield in Poland, in the face of Moscow's vehement opposition and mounting East-West tensions over Russia's military presence in Georgia.
  
A foreign ministry official was quoted by Interfax as saying the timing of the deal amid the crisis in Georgia indicated that the system was aimed at Russia.
  
Washington has always denied this.
  

Date created : 2008-08-15

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