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Department of State: U.S. or NATO to not deploy missile defense systems in Ukraine

Neither the United States nor the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is going to deploy missile defense systems in Ukraine.

The United States and NATO do not conceal the plans regarding deployment of missile defense systems, "all existing and planned missile defense elements are deployed or will be deployed on the territory of NATO member countries," Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the speech of Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State.

"The United States or NATO does not have any plans to place ballistic missile defense systems on the territory of Ukraine," said Harf, stressing that "the plans to deploy NATO missile defense systems are well known."

She also clarified that the NATO missile defense systems were not targeting at Russia, they were aimed to counter threats emanating from the Middle East.

Previously, we reported that Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, accused Russia of irresponsible nuclear threat, the purpose of which, in his opinion, is to make NATO think carefully about their response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.