NATO nuclear facilities, if permanently deployed in Poland, will be a military target for Russia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS, Report informs.

He warned that joint nuclear missions of NATO countries close to the Russian border add to the threats to Russia’s security.

“Let alone permanent deployment hotheads in Warsaw are speaking about,” Ryabkov said. “That is why all those politicians who are discussing such an option in and outside Poland should understand: any steps in this direction will not add to Poland’s security and relevant facilities will inevitably be a target. And they will be in the fore in our military planning.”

According to the senior Russian diplomat, discussions around the deployment of NATO nuclear facilities in Poland are an “unfolding story.” He stressed that Moscow is keeping a close eye on how “various bodies of Poland’s executive branch “are mulling this topic in their domestic discourse.”