Russia and China have accused the United States of damaging global and regional stability with its ballistic missile defense (BMD) plans. Both countries have similar positions on the issue, which was raised at the 7th Xiangshan Forum co-hosted by the Chinese Association for Military Science and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies. The event took place on October 10-12 bringing together some 350 foreign officials and experts from 64 countries.
Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of Russian General Staff said the US deployment of anti-missile systems in Europe and Asia-Pacific is aimed at curbing Russia’s and China’s retaliatory strategic nuclear strike capabilities to tip the balance in US favor. The general noted Russia and China are forced to respond to these threats and preserve the strategic balance of power.
He added that in addition to undermining Russian and Chinese nuclear deterrence, the US system poses a potential…
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