Russian army’s respond to US to be ‘mirrored and asymmetrical’
The United States creates the prerequisites for the militarization of outer space, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov said, noting that the Russian Federation will be forced to respond to possible threats with the mirror and asymmetric measures.
According to him, at present, Washington is continuing to expand the system of military presence directly at the borders of Russia simultaneously destroying the system of contractual relations on arms limitation and reduction. “Thus, in 2002, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Treaty on the Limitation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems. Their next step after demonstratively suspending participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, could be the refusal to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty-3’’, Gerasimov recalled at the conference on the development of military strategy.