Thursday, March 1, 2018

Putin : Moscow would regard a nuclear attack on its allies as a nuclear attack on Russia itself

Moscow would regard a nuclear attack on its allies as a nuclear attack on Russia itself
President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow would regard a nuclear attack on its allies as a nuclear attack on Russia itself and would immediately respond.

Mr Putin said that Russia had tested an array of new nuclear weapons, including a new nuclear-powered missile at the end of 2017 which could reach almost any point in the world and could not be intercepted by anti-missile systems.

"We would consider any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies to be a nuclear attack on our country. The response would be immediate," Mr Putin said in a speech to Russian MPs.


  1. The new US nuclear posture allows a nuclear strike in response to a conventional attack. President Vladimir Putin said Russia, if attacked with nuclear weapons, would not hesitate to respond in kind.

    The warning came during a state of the nation address delivered by the Russian president on Thursday, in which he presented a number of new advanced strategic weapon systems which, he said, would render all anti-missile capabilities that the US currently has powerless. Putin also mentioned the new American nuclear posture, which has relaxed some rules on when the US is prepared to use its nuclear weapons.

    “We are greatly concerned by some parts of the new nuclear posture, which reduces the benchmark for the use of nuclear weapons. Whatever soothing words one may try to use behind closed doors, we can read what was written. And it says that these weapons can be used in response to a conventional attack or even a cyber-threat,” he said.

    “Our nuclear doctrine says Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons only in response to a nuclear attack or an attack with other weapons of mass destruction against her or her allies, or a conventional attack against us that threatens the very existence of the state.”

    “It is my duty to state this: Any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies, be it small-scale, medium-scale or any other scale, will be treated as a nuclear attack on our country. The response will be instant and with all the relevant consequences,” Putin warned.

    1. Cualquier uso de armas nucleares contra la Federación de Rusia, así como contra sus aliados, va a considerarse como un ataque nuclear contra el Estado ruso, ha declarado Vladímir Putin durante su mensaje anual dirigido a las dos Cámaras de la Asamblea Federal.

      "Considero mi deber declarar lo siguiente: cualquier uso de armas nucleares –de potencia baja, mediana o cualquier otra- contra Rusia o sus aliados lo consideraremos como un ataque nuclear contra nuestro país. La respuesta será inmediata y con todas las consecuencias que de ello se derivarían", ha aseverado Putin.

      El jefe de Estado ruso subrayó que "nadie debería tener ninguna duda al respecto".

  2. Putin, who is standing for a fourth Kremlin term in March, displayed a series of hi-tech video montages of weaponry maneuvering across mountains and oceans, even heading over the Atlantic.

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

    “No one really wanted to talk to us basically. No one listened to us then. Listen to us now,” Putin said, prompting a standing ovation from the audience of top officials including Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    Putin showed tests of a new missile complex of a type that he said is not owned by any other country.

    The hypersonic missile system can fly at 20 times the speed of sound and maneuver up and down, he said,

    “This makes it absolutely invincible for any forms of air and missile defense,” he boasted, calling it an “ideal weapon”.

    Russia has also began experimental use of a new small air-launched missile system called Kinzhal, or Dagger, that flies at 10 times the speed of sound with an unpredictable trajectory towards its target, Putin said.

    This allows it to “overcome all existing and, I think, prospective air and missile defense systems,” Putin said.

    In addition, Russia has developed unmanned underwater devices that move much faster than submarines and torpedoes and can carry nuclear warheads, Putin said, adding: “It’s just fantastic!”

    He also showed tests of a new cruise missile and an intercontinental ballistic missile complex called Sarmat and video footage of a laser weaponry system, before telling the audience: “That is enough for today.”

  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday his country has developed supersonic nuclear weapons that can reach anywhere in the world, and are "invulnerable to enemy interception."

    During his state of the nation address Thursday to Russian lawmakers in Moscow, Putin said the weapons cannot be tracked by anti-missile systems.

    "Russia remained a nuclear power, but no one wanted to listen to us. Listen to us now," he said.


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