Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg dismisses Russian threat

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Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg dismissed Russian threats, calling them a form of blackmail: "The Czechs will now think the shield is even more necessary," Schwarzenberg told Reuters on the sidelines of a business conference in Warsaw. "We have quite an experience with Russians. You have to make clear to them you won't succumb to blackmail. Once you give in to blackmail, there's no going back. We have to be strong." Source: ReutersRead Full Story

Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski dismisses the Russian threat

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"To make it clear - this is not about Russian security; these installations do not in any way threaten Russia," Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on state Radio 1. "It's about the status of Poland and Russian hopes that the zone, in other words Poland, will once again find itself ... in the Russian sphere of influence." "From the moment the missile bases are installed here, the chances of that happening, for at least decades to come, very much declines," he said.Source: APRead Full Story

Nikolay Solovtsov rejects the U.S. shields

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The United States is working with Poland and the Czech Republic to install shields in these countries of central Europe. The commander of the strategic rocket forces of Russia, general Nikolay Solovtsov said of this alliance: "these countries will bear the risk of becoming the target of the Russian rockets if they become a part of the US system." The Russian general also said: "the plans of the USA causes instability in the region. If the forces of Poland and the Czech Republic take such a...Read Full Story