Latvian PM: Anti-missile shield could be deployed if necessary

Latvian Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitishas said that a missile defense system could be erected on its soil when necessary, local media reported.

Latvian PM: Anti-missile shield could be deployed if necessary
Latvian Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitishas said that a missile defense system could be erected on its soil when necessary, local media reported on Thursday.

In an interview with the state television Channel-5, Kalvitis said that the security of the whole European continent was of vital importance, and as a member of both the EU and NATO, Latvia would not oppose the deployment of an anti-missile shield within its territory when its national safety is compromised.

In January, the United States made a formal request to build a radar base in a military area southwest of Prague and locate 10 interceptor missiles in neighboring Poland as part of a planned global missile defense shield.

Russia is strongly opposed to the deployment of the missile defense shield and has threatened retaliatory measures.
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