Russia to track U.S. missile defense systems in Europe from Belarus

The Russian radar station Volga, located in Belarus, will keep track of the U.S. missile defense systems if they are deployed in Europe, TASS reported citing the TV channel Zvezda.

“The station is on combat duty and performs the task in the set coverage sector. But its relevance may also re-emerge in connection with the deployment of the US missile defense system on the territory of European countries, which, we know, performs not only defense, but also strike functions,” said Andrei Revenok, head of the Russian Main Missile Attack Warning Center.

The Volga radar station was built in the 1980s near Hantsavichy. It is a part of the Russian Air and Space Forces. The Russian military rents the territory of the station.