Russian President Vladimir Putin boasts about new weapons, calls them defensive

Updated: March 2, 2020 4:15:56 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin boasts about new weapons

Russia has created “offensive strike systems the world has never seen” that is forcing the US to attempt to catch up, President Vladimir Putin stated.

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has developed distinctive offense weapons without the intention of beginning a struggle with anybody however to take care of “strategic balance” and “strategic stability” on the planet.

Putin stated, we are not going to fight against anyone. We are going to create conditions so that nobody wants to fight against us,  in an interview with the state-run Tass information companypart of which was launched Monday.

The three-hour lengthy interview marks Putin’s 20 years in energy and is being divided into 20 elements being launched over an interval of weeks and every devoted to a separate difficulty. In episodes that have already been launched, Russia’s chief talked about the current authorities reshuffle, Ukraine, mass protests in Moscow this summer season and using fashionable know-how.

Russia has created “offensive strike programs the world has by no means seen,“ and that is forcing the U.S. to attempt to catch up, Putin advised Tass.

As an instance, the president talked about new “hypersonic offensive programs“ _ a weapon that may fly 27 occasions the velocity of sound that grew to become operational late final yr. He stated that previously 20 years the share of contemporary gear within the Russian navy has grown from 6% to 70%.

“This is a novel state of affairs,“ Putin stated.

Having these programs in place permits the Kremlin to “maintain strategic stability and strategic balance” that the U.S. tried to “upset” with their missile protection programs, the president added.

Putin concluded, it is essential not only for us but also for global security.

The Kremlin has made navy modernization its prime precedence as its relations with the West soured after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. Putin first talked about creating among the new hypersonic weapons in his state of the nation deal within March 2018.

Last yr, he described a buildup of NATO’s forces close to Russia’s western borders and the U.S. withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty as being among the many prime safety threats to Russia.