Russian President: New hypersonic weapons aimed at incoming missiles

Read: 642     17:45     19 October 2018    

Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed his country’s newly-developed hypersonic missiles that gives it a military edge, yet insisted that Moscow would only resort to using nuclear arms if targeted.


"Only when we become convinced that there is an incoming attack on the territory of Russia, and that happens within seconds, only after that we would launch a retaliatory strike," Putin emphasized while addressing a panel discussion at an international policy forum in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, press tv reported.

He also pointed out that Russia’s military doctrine does not envision a preventive nuclear strike, underlining that Moscow would only use its nuclear weapons if its early warning systems detected missiles moving towards Russia.

Russian FM Lavrov says Moscow is willing to re-establish ties with NATO, but the military alliance’s reliance on the US prevents that from happening.

"It would naturally mean a global catastrophe, but I want to emphasize that we can't be those who initiate it because we don't foresee a preventive strike," said the Russian president in Sochi. "The aggressor should know that retaliation is inevitable, and he will be destroyed."

Earlier this year, Putin also praised Russia’s growing hypersonic arsenal as “invincible” during a state of the nation address. The weapons included a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater drone and a new hypersonic missile.

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Russian President: New hypersonic weapons aimed at incoming missiles

Read: 643     17:45     19 October 2018    

Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed his country’s newly-developed hypersonic missiles that gives it a military edge, yet insisted that Moscow would only resort to using nuclear arms if targeted.


"Only when we become convinced that there is an incoming attack on the territory of Russia, and that happens within seconds, only after that we would launch a retaliatory strike," Putin emphasized while addressing a panel discussion at an international policy forum in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, press tv reported.

He also pointed out that Russia’s military doctrine does not envision a preventive nuclear strike, underlining that Moscow would only use its nuclear weapons if its early warning systems detected missiles moving towards Russia.

Russian FM Lavrov says Moscow is willing to re-establish ties with NATO, but the military alliance’s reliance on the US prevents that from happening.

"It would naturally mean a global catastrophe, but I want to emphasize that we can't be those who initiate it because we don't foresee a preventive strike," said the Russian president in Sochi. "The aggressor should know that retaliation is inevitable, and he will be destroyed."

Earlier this year, Putin also praised Russia’s growing hypersonic arsenal as “invincible” during a state of the nation address. The weapons included a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater drone and a new hypersonic missile.

Fars news agency



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