Russia opposed to U.S. missile defense system in South Korea

Lockheed Martin's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at sunset.

Lockheed Martin's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at sunset.

Flickr/ Lockheed Martin
Washington is seeking to deploy the THAAD to South Korea.

Russia is opposed to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea because it could destabilize the region's security landscape, Russian Ambassador in Seoul, Alexander Timonin said on Feb 2.

“This issue is drawing a lot of attention in Russia,” Timonin said, according to The Korea Times. "We are paying close attention to the increased contacts over the issue between relevant organizations of the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.”

THAAD Test. Source: YouTube/ LockheedMartinVideos

The U.S. is seeking to deploy a THAAD battery to South Korea, to shield its 27,000 troops in the country from North Korea, according to the paper.

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