Russian President Vladimir Putin jut admitted that the U.S. anti-missile system situated in Alaska and South Korea were a challenge to his country. Because of this, reports were rife that Moscow was actually planning to build up its own forces as a response to this.
It can be recalled that some countries are already developing and modernizing their military capabilities like the U.S. and North Korea. The U.S. just collaborated with South Korea for the deployment of its THAAD anti-missile system. Moreover, North Korea has been testing missiles until now which posed threat to global peace and security.
Because of these developments, Reuters reported that Russia was alarmed as the country cannot just watch and do nothing. While the other countries are making military developments, Vladimir Putin was aware that Russia needs to also increase its military capabilities.
But before telling that Russia is also planning to boost its military capabilities Putin said that the move by the other countries can destroy the strategic balance in the globe. The Russian president even added that what is actually happening right now is alarming and a very serious one.
First, Putin was alarmed with the U.S. anti-missile system in Alaska then second in South Korea. Russian including the other countries could not just stand idly and watch this and there is no way Russia can just leave it like that. That's why according to Russian News Agency, the country is now thinking on how they could best respond to that challenge.
It can be recalled that apart from Russia, China also condemned the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea. This led to some products and brands owned by South Korean companies being boycotted in China.
President Vladimir Putin further noted that the U.S. was actually using countries to expand its military infrastructure, particularly in Asia. This was also the reason why Russia was planning to deploy some of its military hardware to respond o those kinds of threats.