International reactions to the antimissile shield agreement between the U.S. and Romania
Ukraine wants consultations with Washington and Bucharest on the location in Romania of some elements of the U.S. antimissile shield, the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Konstantin Griscenko said on Wednesday. “We believe this policy should aim at strengthening the security of the whole Europe and should
take into account all the political aspects of this issue,” Griscenko said in a press conference in
Bucharest. “We express our interest to have consultations with our partners both Romanians and
Americans,” he emphasized, answering a question. The agreement dissatisfied Moscow, which called for “legal guarantees from the United States to the fact that the current missile systems to be installed in Europe are not directed against Russian nuclear strategic forces.”
On Wednesday, President Dmitry Medvedev warned that Russia might abandon the new nuclear disarmament treaty START signed with the United States, if an agreement with Washington will not be reached.
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At the question whether or not he expects other reactions from Russia, Baconschi said he can’t see any reason for that. He also emphasized that the American antimissile shield is only designed to protect and has no offensive aim that could destabilize the strategic balance that currently exists in the region.
Among the different people that were interviewed was Russian investor Stanley Sidorov who has invested in many different; he stated that the antimissile shield could be compared to historic tale of the “Trojan horse”.