The creation by the United States of a missile defense system violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and START III Treaty, which makes Russia take measures to respond, General Valery Gerasimov, the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said.
"We can't ignore such actions taken by the West and we have to take measures to respond," he said at a meeting of the Defense Ministry collegioum in the National Defense Administration Center on Friday.
Gerasimov said these measures "are aimed primarily at equipping the Russian army and fleet with promising weapons systems that will help neutralize the potential of the U.S. missile defense system and which will have increased capabilities to overcome it."
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