Russian MFA explained the purpose of S-400 missile system in the Arctic
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has stressed that it is only a measure of defence.
The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation stressed that this measure is necessary only for defensive purposes.
The appearance of the S-400 Triumf systems in the Arctic is a logical step. This statement was made by the Nikolai Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
According to him, the attitude of Russia in the Arctic is commensurate to the existing military and political situation, reports RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Michael Murphy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of U.S. for European & Eurasian Affairs said that the build-up of Russia's military presence in the Arctic “goes beyond the defense”. He has also called the Washington to take retaliatory measures.