Peskov said technically, Putin refers to what he has stressed many times: after the U.S. withdraws from the missile treaty, it may deploy short-and medium-range missiles to European countries as it did during the cold war, and target Russia; this will lead to a reciprocal response by Russia to target these missiles.
At the same time, Putin also expressed the hope that mankind would have enough common sense to avoid world war. He also warned that lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons could lead to a global nuclear disaster.
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