Putin says US missile shield a ‘great danger’

Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system drives during Victory Day parade to mark end of World War Two at Red Square in MoscowRussia views the U.S. missile shield in eastern Europe as a “great danger” and Moscow will be forced to respond by enhancing its missile strike capability, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

“We will perfect our missile strike capability, to preserve balance, only because of that,” Putin told leaders of international media organizations at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. (Courtesy Reuters)