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Trucks carrying NATO supplies to US-led forces in Afghanistan

Russia has threatened to block NATO’s supply routes to Afghanistan, should the Western military alliance continue to disregard Moscow’s concerns about the US-led defense shield for Europe, a report says.

Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitri Rogozin warned that Moscow will review its cooperation with the Western military alliance on Afghanistan if the NATO fails to address Russia’s objections, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned that direct actions will be taken if his country’s concerns are not addressed.

Medvedev envisioned possible missile attacks on Poland, Romania, Spain, and Turkey as a means to disable the counter-missile batteries, if the United States fails to acknowledge the concerns of the Russian defense officials.

He also warned that the country will deploy nuclear weapons to European borders in response to the move.

Russia’s threats to suspend the NATO supply lines to Afghanistan coincides with a similar punitive measure taken by Pakistan on Saturday in retaliation to the US-led alliance’s recent airstrikes on Pakistani military forces, which killed 24 soldiers.

NATO started using safer routes in Russia to deliver its supplies to its forces since Washington and Moscow reset diplomatic relations in 2009.

The Russian government has long opposed the NATO’s disputed plan of deploying an anti-missile shield in Europe, arguing that the would-be system in its “backyard” is not to secure Washington’s European allies, but is effectively aimed at Russia.

NATO claims that the anti-missile shield is planned to thwart possible attacks from ‘rogue’ states, and it will go ahead with the plan despite Russia’s concerns.

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  • Jay

    Why are the Russians so scared? Are that paranoid about the United States that they think someone is trying to attack them?

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    • Rafael Rodriguez.

      HOLA AMIGO JAY. ALGUNOS PUEBLOS APRENDEN DE SU HISTORIA Y OTROS NO, LA SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL NO FUE DIRIGIDA CONTRA LOS JUDÍOS. FUE DIRIGIDA CONTRA EL PUEBLO COMUNISTA SOVIÉTICO, MAS DE 32.000.000. DE RUSOS MUERTOS. TODO CON EL AUSPICIO DEL GOBIERNO DE EE.UU. DEL REINO UNIDO Y OTROS GOBIERNOS QUE COMO HOY SIRVIERON DE CHIVOS EXPIATORIOS, ACASO TE HAS PEGUNTADO QUIEN INICIO EL ENRIQUECIMIENTO DE URANIO EN IRÁN HACE YA CASI 50 AÑOS. USTEDES LOS GRINGOS, QUIEN ARMO A LA FAMILIA BIM LADEN EN AFGANISTÁN. USTEDES LOS GRINGOS, DISQUE PARA DEFENDERSE DE LOS COMUNISTAS,QUIENES HICIERON LOS ATENTADOS DE FALSA BANDERA EN N.Y. USTEDES LOS GRINGOS, Y AYER COMO HOY USTEDES SIGUEN SIENDO LOS TÍTERES DE LAS CUATRO FAMILAS DUEÑAS DE USTEDES LOS GRINGOS, SON TÍTERES, O COMO SE DICE EN MI PAÍS SE HACEN LOS GRINGOS?

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      • Vlad the Impaler

        amigo,better u change the language..

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  • Scared? Why would anybody think that Russians are scared? Cautious? Indeed.

    What could be the reaction of US or any of their puppets from USSE (Union of soviet socialistic Europe)if surrounded by heavy “artillery” of “friendly” foreign troops?

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    • Jamudian

      As usual how hypocritical of the United States; Look what they have done to Cuba as a result of Russia and Cuba uniting in the cold war: 40 years of ongoing sanctions. Because the US felt threatened. Theya arer aggrivating the situation, not just with Russia but with many places…..For what reason???? One must wonder?
      Russia has a legitimate complaint based on history, they are asking nothing less than what the Americans did in the cold war. It seems like they really want to go to war with Russia.

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  • John

    Heres is my thing , why kill ppl who has nothing to do with any of this mess.. stick boxing gloves on the 2 Presidents and let them box it out .. the winner gets what they want.. so much easyer and none of us ppl who has nothing to do with this Goverment B_llsh_t has too be affected by its.. but its not going to happen cause thats to simples.. i have friends in Russia ,Germany, Uk .. but fact is everyones to worried over B.S. to work things out ..

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  • paran0rmalz

    I bet Russia’s going to kick US’____ u know. The US pretends they are invincible

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    • Lashawndra

      Go eat a dog

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