Russia’s Arms Committee at the Russian Federation Council on Friday warned that missile
units could be deployed in eastern Russia in response to the deployment of the U.S.
missile defense system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, also called THAAD, in
According to deputy chairman Evgeny Serebrennikov, the committee would work out certain
decisions together with the Defense Ministry on military planning including deployment
of missile and ground units, so as to counter the influence of U.S. deploying miss
ile defense system in South Korea.
Earlier in the day, South Korea and the United States announced their final decision
to deploy the THAAD in the U.S. Forces Korea stationed on the Korean peninsula to
tackle the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.