Putin issues sheer warning opposite US troops move

ATHENS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in a sights of Russian rockets since they are hosting elements of a U.S. barb defense that Moscow considers a hazard to a security.

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Putin released his starkest warning nonetheless over a barb shield, observant that Moscow had settled regularly that it would have to take retaliatory stairs though that Washington and a allies had abandoned a warnings.

Earlier this month a U.S. troops — that says a defense is indispensable to strengthen from Iran, not bluster Russia — switched on a Romanian partial of a shield. Work is going forward on another partial of a shield, in Poland.

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“If yesterday in those areas of Romania people simply did not know what it means to be in a cross-hairs, afterwards currently we will be forced to lift out certain measures to safeguard a security,” Putin told a corner news discussion in Athens with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

“It will be a same box with Poland,” he said.

Putin did not mention what actions Russia would take, though he insisted that it was not creation a initial step, usually responding to moves by Washington. “We won’t take any movement until we see rockets in areas that neighbor us.”

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)