Putin Says Would Reverse Collapse Of Soviet Union If He Could

05 March, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Moscow Thursday. In addition to announcing the development of new weapons Putin set a slew of ambitious domestic goals vowing to boost living standards

"So if he gets this new technology and rolls it out, these are longer range missiles and they're able to steer themselves in flight, which makes them not just ballistic, but cruise missiles".

In a speech on March 1, 2018, Russian president Vladimir Putin detailed a half-dozen "invincible" new Russian weapons under development, which he assured would give his nation the ability to launch "unstoppable" nuclear attacks on the United States.

And in a touch of dark humor, he invited Russians to join a Defense Ministry contest to name some of the weapons.

"They have not succeeded in holding Russian Federation back", said Putin, referring to the West.

The kraken - a fictional big Arctic sea monster that was made popular by the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series - seemed to reflect the nature of the nuclear-powered drone meant to sneak close to the shore unnoticed and slam a heavy nuclear warhead into the coast. The playful offer evokes the Soviet-era tradition of giving the innocuous names to some of the deadliest weapons systems.

There were quite a few four-letter entries as well.

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Putin claimed his new weapons will render United States and European defences useless, suggesting an escalation of the stakes in a long-running struggle for stability in the post-Cold War world.

"I have to see first what they've done", Putin said. "It's like science fiction".

"You will have to assess that new reality and become convinced that what I was said today isn't a bluff", he said.

While the U.S. is now going through extradition proceedings, it's highly unlikely the Russian government will agree to give up the defendants, in part, because they were acting on orders from the highest ranks. "Give us a document, give us an official request".

When asked about the White House reaction to Putin's speech, Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president "understands the threats facing America and our allies in this century and is determined to protect our homeland and preserve peace through strength". -Russian arms control agreements, adding that Russian military experts and diplomats would be ready to discuss new weapons systems with their USA counterparts.


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