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Putin says Russia isn’t apprehensive about another missile crisis with US
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Putin says Russia isn’t apprehensive about another missile crisis with US

President Vladimir Putin said Russia wouldn't move in an opposite direction from a second Cuban Missile Crisis if strains between the two nations raise, and recommended Moscow would have the high ground in a nuclear clash with the United States. “They [the tensions] are not a reason to ratchet up confrontation to the levels of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s. In any case that’s not what we want,” said Putin late Wednesday. “If someone wants that, well OK, they are welcome. I have set out today what that would mean.” He said Russian military could convey nuclear missiles on boats and submarines in regional waters outside the US if Washington starts to move new short-and middle of the road go rockets in Europe. “We can put them, given the speed and range [of our missiles] ...