New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection - Putin | Daily News


 

New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin with senior military officers during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin with senior military officers during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday.

RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin has asserted that Russia will continue to expand its weapons development as he boasts his country has hypersonic and laser weapons that no other nation has.

The Russian president made the comments during a meeting with top officials and prosecutors on Wednesday. However Putin went on to say that the country’s weapons expansion is not intended as a ‘threat’ to other nations.

‘Our army and our fleet have proven their high capabilities, and we plan to continue expanding our defense potential, putting hypersonic and laser systems on alert along with other modern arms systems, which other countries do not possess so far,’ Putin said as quoted by Russia’s TASS news agency.

He added this is ‘not a cause to threaten someone.’

‘On the contrary, we are ready to do everything in our power to promote disarmament taking into account or new arms systems, whose only goal is to guarantee security among the growing threats we are facing.’

It comes a day after Russia joined other nations in criticising the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, saying it seriously undermined the agreement.

The US pullout ‘undermines this agreement in the most serious way, because it is the leading country in terms of emissions,’ President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

‘And without the largest economy in the world, it’s very, very hard to talk about any kind of climate agreement.’ - YAHOO NEWS


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