As reported by Censor.NET citing TASS, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it in an interview for Oliver Stone's film "Ukraine on Fire."
"We are concerned about the decision-making practice. I know how they [NATO - ed] take decisions. When a country joins NATO, it has difficulties resisting pressure from such a large country, the NATO leader, as the U.S., and anything may easily emerge there, including missile defense systems, new bases, and, if necessary, new strike systems," he said.
"And what do we have to do? We should therefore take countermeasures, that is to aim our missile systems at those objects which, in our opinion, threaten us. The situation is uneasy," Putin remarked.
Earlier, Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council Viktor Ozerov said Russia would reinforce its aerospace defense system in the west in response to the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in Europe.