Kremlin Rejects US Charge Russia In Breach Of Arms Control Treaties

Kremlin Rejects US Charge Russia In Breach Of Arms Control Treaties

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.

The president quoted a speech he gave back in 2004 saying that Russian Federation would develop a new generation of weaponry, a promise that he said has now been fulfilled.

Putin told Kelly that some of the missiles are battle ready, and the nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles have been successfully tested.

"No one really wanted to talk to us basically".

Peskov denied suggestions that one of the videos allegedly used a map of the United States to simulate an attack on Florida.

"We think he was playing to the audience", she said, adding that Putin's boasts were irresponsible.

Michael McFaul, the USA ambassador to Moscow during the Obama administration, tweeted, "A Kremlin leader announced today several new nuclear weapon systems created to attack America in novel, scary ways, and our commander in chief (unless I missed it?) did not say one word in response".

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Putin's statement marked the first time the new systems were officially announced with a high degree of detail, and it wasn't immediately possible to assess the veracity of it or assess the degree of their readiness.

Another new weapon, called Avangard, is an intercontinental hypersonic missile that would fly at 20 times the speed of sound and strike its targets "like a meteorite, like a fireball", he said.

Putin offered Russians a rosy picture of future prosperity and military might in his annual speech, delivered on Thursday in Moscow.

Putin said to Russian lawmakers that he hopes this display of power will "sober up any potential aggressor", adding, "You will listen to us now". "Our system defends against ballistic missiles from outside the Euro-Atlantic area", Lungescu said, in reference to the Middle East and further afield.

Hayden said that there isn't any logic to explain Trump not talking about Putin like he does about other world leaders.

Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said that for too long presidents of both parties have let all sorts of persistent Russian aggression go unanswered, whether violations of multiple treaties, election meddling, planting fake news stories, or invading sovereign countries.

He said United States authorities should send Russia's general prosecutor an official request.