Russia will boost its strike nuclear capabilities if NATO refuses to cooperate with Moscow in the European missile defense project, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.
"I hope that they [NATO] would respond to the questions put forward by President Barack Obama and me, and we will be able to forge a missile defense cooperation model. If we don't, then we will have to take retaliatory measures... then we will have to force the development of our strike nuclear potential," Medvedev told a news conference with leading Russian journalists at the Skolkovo School of Management.
"It would be a very bad scenario, this scenario will take us back to the Cold War era," the Russian president added.
MOSCOW, May 13 (RIA Novosti)