Kremlin says U.S. military boost should not disrupt balance of power

MOSCOW: A proposed increase in U.S. defence spending is an internal matter for Washington and does not concern Russia unless it disrupts the existing strategic balance of power, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump this week proposed a $54 billion increase in defence spending and said he wanted to launch the biggest military buildup in American history to make up for what he called a depleted armed forces.—Reuters