Russia says the [missile defense] system would severely undermine European security balances by weakening Russia's missile capacity.I say ratify the U.S.-Czech agreement and call Russia's bluff. The Czech Republic has been a member of NATO since 1999, so I seriously doubt that Russia would launch an actual attack. They may play the point-missiles-and-lock-radar game (which, don't get me wrong, can be serious), but I don't believe that they will move beyond that.
If the agreement is ratified, "we will be forced to react not with diplomatic, but with military-technical methods," the Foreign Ministry statement said. It did not give specifics of what the response would entail.
We cannot allow our foreign policy, especially in regards to our allies, to be dictated by Russia or any other foreign state.
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