More than five decades after the world came to the brink of nuclear annihilation over the deployment of Soviet nuclear weapons to Cuba, President Vladimir Putin threated that Russia is ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States “wants one”.
Putin’s comments follow his warning that Moscow will match any US move to deploy a missile shield closer to Russia’s border by stationing its own tactical nuclear weapons closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both.
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