If German media reports on alleged deployment of new nuclear bombs in Germany are confirmed, this will mean that the U.S. and their NATO allies, including Germany, have taken one more step towards a lower level of strategic stability, Andrei Kokoshin, dean of Moscow State University's Global Policy Department, former secretary of Russia's Security Council, and academician at Russian Academy of Sciences, has said.
"Such a step is not predetermined by any intrinsic factors of political or military nature. It cannot help being scrutinized by Russia and a number of other nations," Kokoshin told Interfax-AVN on Sept. 23.
"Deployment of new American nuclear weapons in Europe is just one of the constituent elements of the highly intense modernization of U.S. nuclear capability as a whole, which other nuclear nations must take into consideration," he said.
"Under these circumstances, Russia will have to undertake appropriate measures to fend off the new threats," Kokoshin said.
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