Moscow has demanded NATO to provide assurance its European missile shield won’t pose any threats to Russian strategic nuclear forces. "We intend to seek firm guarantees on de-targeting missile defense against Russia’s nuclear potential. We will wait for proposals from NATO. We hope that European colleagues will understand us", said General Nikolay Makarov, chief of the Russian General Staff. Makarov further said that Russia is ready to discuss any constructive proposals that would take into account Moscow’s worries over likely strategic disequilibrium.