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Russia May Boost Military Response to Western Missile Threats



  • Russian Foreign Ministry Spox says Moscow may ramp up its military response to threats from the US and its allies regarding plans to create an arsenal of land-based intermediate and shorter-range missiles.
    • Says Russia is by no means closing the door to dialogue, but will increasingly need to shift towards military preparations
  • Kremlin says it regrets almost no ties are left intact with the Ukraine following its decision to sanction Russia's cultural exchange agency in Ukraine.
    • Kremlin Spox says Moscow will react in the way that best serves its interests.
    • Comes after EU's Borrell expressed "unwavering support for Kiev" in line with concerns over Russian troop movements around Ukraine after Ukraine accused Moscow of amassing thousands of military personnel on its northern & eastern borders as well as the Crimean Peninsula.
    • US and Russia allegedly spoke on the phone regarding the situation in the Donbass early this morning
  • Putin signs a law allowing himself to run for president again on Monday – allowing the current head of state to contest the presidency twice. Also decrees that citizens younger than 35 or residents of less than 25 years may not run
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