Addressing the Navy Day Military Parade, held on the Neva River in St. Petersburg and in the Kronshtadt roadstead, the leader warned that all Eurasian nation’s defensive systems will firmly protect both its sea and land borders.
“We have openly mapped out the boundaries and zones of Russia’s national economic, vital and strategic interests. First of all, these are our Arctic waters, those of the Black, Okhotsk and Bering seas, the Baltic and the Kuril Straits,” he detailed.
Putin added that the current situation in the world requires that Moscow undertakes “adequate, prompt and decisive” actions.
He also said that the current generation of sailors and officers is a reliable and indestructible pillar of the Motherland.
In another part of his speech, the head of State said that in the coming months, the Armed Forces of the country will start receiving the newest Russian Tsirkon hypersonic missiles.
Russia celebrates Navy Day annually, on the last Sunday of July, in recognition to the men and women who defend the country’s territorial waters from external threats.