Putin reacts to possible Western deployment of missiles
21 de diciembre de 2020, 7:53Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today in a timely reaction to a possible missile deployment by Western powers near the borders of this country, the capital's television indicated.
Russia warned at the time that if European nations lend themselves to being US medium and short-range missile location centers, those countries would automatically become future targets of this nation's means of protection.
During an extended meeting with the National Defense Commission, Putin pointed out that the political-military situation remains difficult in the world and there is, he estimated, a high risk of complications in the Caucasus region, Africa and the Middle East.
At the same time, the president stressed that the armed forces, and especially the Russian nuclear triad, currently reached a level capable of guaranteeing the country's security.
However, he claimed the speed of change in the field of weapons is even faster than a Formula-1 race. It is a cosmic race and if we stop, we can lose positions, the head of state considered.
Putin also indicated that it is necessary to eliminate the unjustified growth in the cost of state orders for defense, seen here by the media as an old unfinished business of the military industrial complex.
In 2020, the planning of national defense for the next five years was concluded, declared the President, who contacted the national defense commission by videoconference.
During that work, all existing and predicted threats to Russia's security were taken into account, as well as the growing possibilities of our Army and Navy, he said.
For his part, the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, indicated that the Aerospace Forces already have the first medium-range assault and reconnaissance drones Inojodets and Forpost.
Shoigu highlighted the 15 percent increase over last year in intelligence activity and provocations by US planes and ships near the national border.
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