Published on 27 May 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin has renewed criticism of the deployment of US missile systems in Europe warning of consequences. Putin made the comments at a joint press conference alongside the Greek Prime Minister in Athens. He described the installation of such systems in some European countries including Poland and Romania as a direct threat to Russia. Putin warned both countries that they could find themselves in Russia's sights. He further cautioned Washington against deployment of its missile shields in Russia’s neighboring countries warning that the move leaves Moscow with no choice but to retaliate. The Russian president has already condemned the deployment as a clear violation of arms treaties signed between Moscow and Washington saying that it would escalate international tensions.