More fruits from the labor of George W. Bush's cowboy diplomacy. The Russians are very unhappy about Bush's insane desire to base a missle defense system on the Russian border, as well they should be.
The neocons have found that they can't win wars in Afghanistan or Iraq, so they are attempting to revive a war which they simplemindedly still brag about winning; the Cold War.
Putin: Russia Could Aim Nukes at Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia could aim nuclear weapons at Ukraine if the former Soviet republic joins NATO and accepts the deployment of anti-missile defenses on its territory, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Putin spoke at a news conference in Moscow after four hours of talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who has said joining the Western alliance is a priority for his country.
"That of course is Ukraine's internal process ... and we don't have the right, and we won't, interfere in this process," Putin said. But, he added, "that raises the question for Russia of the need for retaliatory actions."
"It's frightening not just to talk about, but even to think about, that in response to such deployment, the possibility of such deployments — and one can't theoretically exclude these deployments — that Russia will have to point its warheads at Ukrainian territory," he said.