Disinfo: The Aegis anti-missile system in Eastern Europe is a threat…

Summary

The Aegis anti-missile system in Eastern Europe is a threat to Russia

Disproof

As already explained by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, geography and physics make it impossible for the NATO system to shoot down Russian intercontinental missiles from NATO sites in Romania or Poland. Their capabilities are too limited, their planned numbers too few, and their locations too far south or too close to Russia to do so. Russian officials have also confirmed that the planned NATO shield will not, in fact, undermine Russia's deterrent. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's missile defence envoy, said on January 26, 2015, that "neither the current, nor even the projected" missile defence system "could stop or cast doubt on Russia's strategic missile potential" (bit.ly/1XKby93), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 27
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Eastern Europe, Anti-Russian, Missile defence system, NATO

Disclaimer

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Disproof

Ms Savannah Anselme did not make those statements. // Mrs Raphaelle Tourne's quotes were made up. // The school was already closed before it was offered to migrants as residence. // The interviewed pensioner was not replaced by migrants (bit.ly/1VfEF3t), .

The anti-missile shield, being built in Poland and Romania, is a part of preparations for US attack on Russia

The anti-missile shield, being built in Poland and Romania, is part of the preparations for a US attack on Russia.

Disproof

As already explained by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, geography and physics make it impossible for the NATO system to shoot down Russian intercontinental missiles from NATO sites in Romania or Poland. Their capabilities are too limited, their planned numbers too few, and their locations too far south or too close to Russia to do so. Russian officials have also confirmed that the planned NATO shield will not, in fact, undermine Russia's deterrent. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's missile defence envoy, said on January 26, 2015, that "neither the current, nor even the projected" missile defence system "could stop or cast doubt on Russia's strategic missile potential" (bit.ly/1XKby93), .