Breaking News


Header Ads Widget

New US weapons: how will Russia respond

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that the Department of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. New US weapons: how will Russia respond

New US weapons: how will Russia respond

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that the Department of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other agencies develop actions that would be in response to testing new weapons in the United States. On August 18, 2019, a cruise missile was launched in America, which eliminated the target at a distance of more than 500 km. In this regard, the head of state instructed departments to analyze the level of threat and prepare measures for a symmetrical response.

Russian President Vladimir Putin made an important statement on further actions of the Russian Federation after the United States withdrew from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) and demanded that a response be developed to testing a new cruise missile in the United States. On August 23, the President held an operational meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council.

Putin began his speech with a statement that on August 18 Washington conducted a test of a ground-based cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km, which violates the agreement. The Russian leader emphasized that the Kremlin has repeatedly declared non-compliance with the INF Treaty by Washington.

According to Putin, testing the MK-41 universal launcher proves the Russian accusations against the United States.
“The Americans stubbornly rejected this, claiming that the ground MK-41 was allegedly unable to launch Tomahawk sea-based cruise missiles. Now the fact of violation is evident, it is impossible to dispute it - they themselves said this, ”the president emphasized. - And of course, the question arises: how do we now understand what will be located in Romania and Poland? "Missile defense systems or missile strike systems of a sufficiently long range?"
Once again, Vladimir Putin also emphasized that the United States, apparently, used accusations against Russia as an excuse to break off the treaty restricting Washington’s freedom of action.
The President also noted that the Russian Federation does not want to take part in the costly and “destructive for our economy” arms race. However, the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty forces Moscow to develop systems of the latest weapons that "have no analogues in the world."
“We were simply forced and were obligated, of course, to ensure the security of our people and our country. We are doing this now and, of course, we will do it in the future, ”Vladimir Putin emphasized.
The US, according to the president, may place new systems in the Asia-Pacific region, but this also affects the interests of the Russian Federation. In this regard, the head of state instructed the Ministry of Defense , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant departments to develop a list of measures to prepare an asymmetrical response.
“At the same time, Russia is still open for an equal and constructive dialogue with the United States of America to restore confidence and strengthen international security,” the head of state emphasized.
In 2013, Washington began to systematically accuse Moscow of violating the INF Treaty. U.S. discontent was associated with a Russian missile with an index of 9M729, the range of which supposedly exceeds the minimum established by the agreement. Russia, however, denied all attacks by the United States and also filed counter-charges.
You may also like

"Symbol of faith"

At the same time, Moscow is concerned about the extension of the Strategic Offensive Arms Treaty (START-3), which expires in 2021.
On the eve of the first deputy Russian permanent representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky expressed concern about the possible start of a new arms race after the INF Treaty’s rupture. He stated this at an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council.
According to the diplomat, Washington is not interested in maintaining START-3. Polyansky also said that following Washington’s withdrawal from the treaty on limiting missile defense systems, “another pillar in the architecture of arms control” was knocked out, which made it possible to conclude an agreement on the reduction of offensive weapons.
The Deputy Russian Permanent Representative also expressed the hope that common sense in relations between Moscow and Washington will prevail. Speaking about the possible actions of the Security Council that he can take to reach an agreement between Russia and the United States, the diplomat said: “We all have children, we all want a bright future for them. So if we proceed from this understanding, we can do something. "
In turn, the acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Jonathan Cohen, said that after the existence of the INF Treaty, Washington is taking steps to eliminate the threat from medium-range missiles deployed by Russia and China. At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that the United States does not have medium-range land-based missiles.
“The Russian Federation is updating and diversifying its nuclear weapons potential, and its overall nuclear arsenal is likely to grow substantially in the next decade. This growth will mainly be based on the projected increase in the number of non-strategic nuclear weapons, ”Cohen said.

Post a Comment