Putin mulls measures to 'end threats' from US defence systems

Moscow (AFP) –


President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Washington that Russia will consider measures to "end threats" from US anti-missile systems in Europe but said Moscow would not be engaged in a new arms race.

"Now that these anti-missile elements have been installed we will be forced to consider putting an end to the threats emerging in relation to Russia's security," Putin said at a meeting, Russian news agencies reported. He insisted though that Russia would not be involved in a new arms race.