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Sergei Mitrokhin discussed with US Ambassador Michael McFaul the issue of joint Russian US ABM system

Press Release

January 17, 2012

YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the meeting of representatives of the Russian opposition with new US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.


I spoke to Ambassador about the need to continue the dialogue on the problems of joint Russia-US anti-ballistic missile defence initiated by the YABLOKO party in the end of 1990s, Mitrokhin told the journalists after the meeting.


Mitrokhin also reiterated that this issue was touched upon at the meeting with US President Barack Obama (on July 8, 2009) in the presence of Michael McFaul, then Special Assistant to the President on National Security. Later YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky discussed the joint ABM project at the meeting with US Vice President Joseph Biden.


Michael McFaul told Sergei Mitrokhin that during his work as Special Assistant to the President he had thoroughly investigated the issue and thus was ready to discuss it in detail. Ambassador McFaul also gave his agreement to conduct a separate meeting with YABLOKOs experts on the problem.

 

See also:


Russian ABM and Missile Defence Initiatives


Press Release

January 17, 2012

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