Essentially, he’s saying he’s willing to use nukes on the United States. The additional 40 to be deployed this year serves to remind that it’s more than just words from dictator Putin and that his Evil Empire is capable of delivering.
If you’ve been reading Global Geopolitics for a while now, you will have come to realize America is the only one resetting.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s military this year alone will receive 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation’s nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.
Putin made the statement at the opening of an arms show at a shooting range in Alabino just west of Moscow, a huge display intended to showcase the nation’s resurgent military might.
The three Baltic members of the alliance, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have asked NATO to permanently deploy ground troops to their nations as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. And Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Sunday that he and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks about placing U.S. heavy army equipment in Poland.
Moscow bristled at the plans, warning Washington that the deployment of new U.S. weapons near Russian borders would foment dangerous instability in Europe.
“We hope that reason will prevail and it will be possible to save the situation in Europe from sliding toward a military standoff which could entail dangerous consequences,” it added.
Putin also noted that the military was to start testing its new long-range early warning radar intended to monitor the western direction.
Full article: Russia to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year (AP)