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I read some sentence:
( tribune.com.pk/story/679262/russia-test-fires-icbm-amid-tension-over-ukraine/ )
"Putin has emphasised that Russia must maintain a strong nuclear deterrent, in part because of an anti-missile shield the United States is building in Europe which Moscow says could undermine its security."
Dictionary seems to have two definitions for "maintain" that fit the example:
1 : to cause (something) to exist or continue without changing
2 : to keep (something) in good condition by making repairs, correcting problems, etc.
Which definition should be used for the example?
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