Russian President Vladimir Putin did not name any U.S. locations as the possible targets of Russian missiles when the country is threatened, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on 26 February.
He made the remarks after Rossiya-1 TV channel said on 25 February that Russia may aim its missiles at U.S. military decision-making centers, including the Pentagon and Camp David.
Putin said Russia would retaliate if U.S. missiles pose a threat, but he did not mention a single geographic position as a possible target in his annual address to the Federal Assembly last week, Peskov told reporters.
The spokesman added that the Kremlin does not interfere in the editorial policy of Russian media outlets, even state-run ones.
Putin said in his speech that if the United States places intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will deploy weapons “that can attack not only the areas where direct threats come from but also the areas which contain decision-making centers.”