Kremlin: Russia to take countermeasures to US nuclear weapons stationing in Germany

It’s not a step towards strengthening stability, towards confidence building and enhancement of security in Europe, Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says.

Germany’s decision to place in its territory US nuclear weapons is exacerbating tensions in Europe, disrupting the strategic balance and will make Russia take national security measures, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

"Certainly, it’s another, unfortunately, very serious step — towards exacerbating tensions on the European continent," the Kremlin official said. "Unfortunately, if this step is implemented — and we can say they are confidently advancing towards its implementation, it may disrupt the strategic balance in Europe and therefore will clearly make Russia take corresponding countermeasures to re-establish the balance," Peskov said. "It’s not a step towards strengthening stability, towards confidence building and enhancement of security in Europe," he said.

The Kremlin official did not specify Moscow’s possible response measures. "The steps taken will be needed for ensuring Russia’s national security and re-establishment of the strategic balance," he said.

First published by TASS.

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