President Yushchenko considers the placing of US anti-missile defense system in Eastern Europe to be stabilizing peaceful force in the region.

“There are two possible versions of explanation of this question. The first one is bilateral American-Russian relations, which I don’t want to dwell on now. The second version involves question of a European nature, I would say of a collective nature,” the President said in an interview to “Euronews.”

The President explained that development of any defense model in any region of the world, including Europe, strengthens foundations of the world.

“If every territory, every state has defense systems, I underline – defense, then interests of peace will benefit,” he said.

The Head of the State noted that divergence of views of the Prime Minister and the President regarding deployment of the US systems in Europe cannot be considered as a proof of growing opposition between two branches of power.


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