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Putin to US: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

Updated : February 22, 2019 08:24 AM IST

The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a US missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.
More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, as a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels.
Putin to US: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

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