Russian MFA: Russia to retaliate if US deploys radar facility in Norway’s Vardo

Russian MFA: Russia to retaliate if US deploys radar facility in Norway’s Vardo
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  • calendar-gray 23 May 2019

The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that Moscow could take countermeasures if the US proceeds with modernisation of the radar facility Globus 2 in Norway's Vardo municipality, ONAreports citing Sputnik International. 

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow has every reason to believe that the radar facility will be used for surveillance purposes against Russia. 

The official also added that the radar station would become part of the US anti-ballistic missile system. 

"There is every reason to believe that the radar will monitor specifically the Russian territory and will become part of the US global missile defense network," Zakharova said. "It is obvious that the military preparations of this kind, be it near the Russian border or another border, cannot be ignored by our country or any other country. Accordingly, we are considering reciprocal measures that will be taken to ensure our own security", Zakharova added.

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