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USSR has added missiles, US official tells NATO

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited by Cheryl Sullivan / July 2, 1982


A senior US official said the Soviet Union recently deployed 50 new SS-20 missiles west of the Ural Mountains. He also accused Moscow of having made misleading statements when it announced a freeze earlier this year.

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Richard Burt, assistant secretary of state-designate for European affairs, told NATO the Soviets completed additional bases in the European part of their territory. He said the increase brings the number of operational SS-20 warheads to 945.