Turkey, Poland and Romania want to extend missile defence system because of “Russian threat”


Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania spoke in favor of expanding the missile defence system (NMD) in their countries.

As reported by Anadolu agency, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that NATO ballistic missiles (anti-aircraft missile complexes Patriot) were already deployed in all three countries “for the purpose of defence.” However, after a meeting in Warsaw, Turkey, Poland and Romania decided that the anti-missile system should be extended “to ensure the protection of these countries and their populations.”

According to Cavusoglu, a serious threat to the stability of the region is “an aggressive position of Russia”, in particular, the negative position of the president Putin on the NATO allies’ presence in Greece.

In May, during his visit to Greece, Vladimir Putin said that the opening the US missile defence base in Romania has a negative impact on global security.

Source: Rosbalt