Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that Russia is closely monitoring deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in Romania by the United States, according to Sputnik.
"We are watching this closely. There is a Russian saying that nothing is longer than temporary. There are questions on what the THAAD system is being deployed for and what does a modernization of facilities in Romania mean", Grushko told reporters.
The statement comes after US European Command said in a press release on 11 April that the United States would deploy THAAD in Romania this summer in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).