If both sides reduced their long-range missiles by 50%, SDI would be an unacceptable threat to the remaining Soviet rocket forces.
Quoted in "A No-Frills Summit", November 9, 1987, Ed Magnuson; James O. Jackson/Moscow and Bruce van Voorst/Washington, Time magazine.
We are not pursuing research to develop ABM space systems. There are studies to improve systems of warning against a missile attack, communications and navigation systems and to develop ground-based ABM defences.Sergei Akhromeyev
If it is necessary we will find a quick answer and it will not be the way the United States expects it. It will be an answer that devalues the 'Star Wars' program.Sergei Akhromeyev
Think of the 40 years of confrontation. What is it we gained?...The old style has exposed itself: it is fruitless.Sergei Akhromeyev
The longer the war drags on, more and more civilians are getting killed.Sergei Akhromeyev