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“The treaty on strategic offensive weapons we are currently working on must take into account the link between defensive and offensive strategic weapons,” Gen. Makarov said. “This link is very close; they are absolutely interdependent. It would be wrong not to take the missile defense into account.”

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. last month that it must share information about its missile-defense plans if it wants Russia to provide data on its new weapons.