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Putin Says Russia Is Helping China Build Missile Warning System

  • U.S. exit from INF missile treaty harmed stability, Putin says
  • Putin speaks at annual Valdai Club meeting in Russia’s Sochi

President Vladimir Putin said Russia is helping China to develop an anti-missile early warning system, as he criticized the U.S. for abandoning a key nuclear treaty.

“We are now helping our Chinese partners to create a missile-warning system, a missile-attack warning system,” Putin said at the Valdai Club conference of foreign-policy experts in Russia’s Sochi on Thursday. “This is a very serious thing that will dramatically increase China’s defense capability, because only the U.S. and Russia have such a system now.”