The statement was made according to defense sources in Moscow. Apparently the measure is in response to the US plans for developing defense shields against countries that it feels threatened by.
Sources say that among the schemes being discussed are possible deployment of ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between the EU countries of Lithuania and Poland, Times Online reported.
A Russian parliamentary committee visited the enclave 10 days ago to look into how a new generation of nuclear missiles could be based there. If a deployment does take place, then it would greatly increase tensions in Europe between Moscow and Washington.
Only last week, the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice signed an agreement in Prague to build a radar station in the Czech Republic.