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Russia ‘ready to respond’ if U.S. opens military bases near its border, official warns

Russian official has warned that the country’s armed forces are prepared to respond to any new U.S. military bases close to its borders, amid concerns in Moscow over intensified American activity in Eastern Europe.

Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, told the Rossiya-24 TV channel that the country’s armed forces are stronger than they have ever been and ready to respond to American deployments perceived to threaten Russia. Source NewsWeek

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