Further missile shield forecasts require determination of situation in Czechia: Russian Foreign Office
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 27 / Trend , E.Ostapenko/
To make projections regarding deployment of ABM systems in Eastern Europe, it is necessary to wait until the complex political situation in the Czech Republic, caused by resignation of the Government, has been solved, Russian Foreign Ministry official Andrei Nesterenko said.
"With regard to this event in relation to missile defense, it's just coincidence," Nesterenko said at a press conference in Moscow on March 26.
Last Tuesday the Czech Parliament expressed no confidence to the Government of Mirek Topolanek. The opposition accuses the Cabinet of inaction in a situation of global economic crisis, as well as opposes to deploying U.S. ABM radar in the country.
A formal procedure for accepting the resignation of the Cabinet will be held in Czechia on March 27.
"Our attitude towards this issue has not changed, and we proceed from what the new environment will show. Washington sends signals. Perhaps, previous plans will be reviewed," Nesterenko said.
Previously, the U.S. administration planned to deploy 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic by 2013 under the pretext of protection from an alleged missile threat from Iran. Russia fears that these systems would threaten its security, and as a retaliatory step is ready to place Iskandar missiles in the Kaliningrad region.
The current U.S. administration does not express a commitment to deployment of ABM systems in Europe, nor rejects the project.
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