Lo ha detto Viktor Ozerov, Presidente del Comitato di difesa del Parlamento russo. "Si tratta di una violazione dell'equilibrio menzionato nel trattato. E configura uno dei casi che autorizza il ritiro della Russia dal trattato, come prescritto dall’accordo" ha detto Ozerov. Il sistema è stato attivato all’Osan Air Base di Pyeongtaek, a 43 miglia a sud di Seoul

US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea violates the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) and serves as one of the factors toward Russia's withdrawal from it, a senior Russian senator told Sputnik on Tuesday. "This deployment is a violation of the balance mentioned in the New START treaty. This deployment of missile defense is one of the conditions for Russia's withdrawal from the treaty, as prescribed in the text," Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, said. Parts of the THAAD system were delivered on Monday to the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 43 miles south of Seoul, South Korean media cited the Defense Ministry as saying Tuesday.