Maxim Schhemov | Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at a press conference in Moscow, Russia 20 December 2018
President Vladimir Putin warned of a decisive reaction if the US decides to place rockets in neighboring countries in Russia.
However, he said Russia would respond to any new mid-range missiles in Europe by targeting the United States itself, not just the countries where it was held, according to one Reuters, he said he would release new weapons that would be targeted at the US decision-making centers.
He warned that American politicians, some of whom said they were obsessed with the exclusivity of the United States, were careful before taking any new measures.
"They are right to think how they want, but can they rely on it, I'm sure they can, let's count the speed and scope of the weapon systems we're developing," Putin said, applauding [Russiawillbeforcedtocreateandusetypesofweaponsthatcanbeusednotonlyfortheterritoriesfromwhichthedirectthreatoriginatesforusbutalsofortheterritorieswherethedecision-makingcentersarelocated"