Putin says Russia would target Ukraine if threatened

17:45, 14 February 2008
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He said this at his annual Kremlin press conference on Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow would target its missiles at western neighbour Ukraine if it threatened Russia`s national security, according to Thompson Financial.

At his annual Kremlin press conference, Putin was asked how Russia would respond if Ukraine joined a US-sponsored missile defence shield.

The Russian president said Russia `would be forced to aim missiles at those objects which we feel threaten our national security.`

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