“They (the U.S.) develop their own (military), which we believe poses a certain threat to us,” President Putin said through an interpreter.

“Our moves are of a local nature and their moves are of (a) global nature.

“They’ve been developing their missile defense system there, building it up, and this system is one of the overarching concerns of global security today.

“It’s not a defense system, no, it’s part of the nuclear forces of theirs, installed in the periphery. It’s not on the defensive, it helps minimize our response.”

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