Putin: Russia’s advanced weapons to make those accustomed to militarist rhetoric think
Russia’s advanced weapons, which will ensure the country’ security for decades to come, will force those who got accustomed to militarist rhetoric to think, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Defense Ministry’s expanded board meeting.
"A serious breakthrough has been made in developing advanced and unparalleled weapons, about which I said in the address to the Federal Assembly on March 1 this year," the Russian leader said. "I hope our newest systems will make think those who got accustomed to militarist and aggressive rhetoric."
The head of state said that serial production of Avangard hypersonic missile systems has been launched, and successful tests of Russia’s most advanced Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile have been carried out. The Kinzhal air-launched precision hypersonic weapon has been successfully placed on combat duty and Peresvet combat lasers have entered duty.
He stressed that "these weapons significantly increase the potential of the army and the fleet," thus reliably ensuring Russia’s security for decades to come. These developments also strengthen the balance of power and global stability, Putin said.
"All of Russia’s military branches and armed services have been developing in a balanced way and have been supplied with up-to-date weapons and military hardware in line with the plans and the new state armaments program," TASS cited the president as saying.
"The nuclear triad, which plays a key role in the maintenance of the global parity, obviously became stronger," Putin noted.