Wednesday, May 18, 2011
SKOLKOVO, Russia (AFP) – President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday Russia could pull out a new nuclear disarmament treaty and enter a new Cold War with the West if the two sides failed to agree on a new missile defence shield.
Medvedev told reporters that the United States’ decision to push ahead with the European shield despite Russia’s objections will force Moscow “to take response measures — something that we would very much rather not do.”
“We would then be talking about developing the offensive potential of our nuclear capabilities. This would be a very bad scenario.”