Former Russian president calls for warships with hypersonic missiles to be stationed near Washington DC

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

  • Former Russian president called for hypersonic missiles to be placed near Washington DC

  • Dmitry Medvedev has lashed out after US officials said the war in Ukraine was “not worthy” of the Russians.

  • Medvedev has been Russia’s most bitter commentary during the war.

Russia’s former president on Thursday lashed out at the United States in a statement calling for the country’s warships armed with hypersonic missiles to be stationed near Washington, D.C.

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, made a stinging remark. telegram post In response to an appeal from the US Embassy to ordinary Russians.

On Wednesday, the embassy tweeted a Russian-language video saying that President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was “unbefitting” for Russians. Translated by Reuters.

In response, Medvedev said: “The main New Year’s gift was the Zircon missile weapon that went to the shores of NATO countries yesterday.” According to the Jerusalem Post translation.

He then called for the missiles to be placed “100 miles from the coast.” [of the US]near the Potomac River,” the publication reported.

Hypersonic missiles are extremely fast and can travel on unpredictable flight paths, making them difficult for conventional air defense systems to intercept. The Zircon has a range of 310 to 620 miles. According to CNN, citing the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance,.

The 405-mile-long Potomac River passes through Washington, DC, the seat of the United States federal government.

On Wednesday, Russia announced that it Dispatch Admiral Gorshkov Warshipon long-distance voyages through the Atlantic, Indian and Mediterranean oceans, armed with Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles.

Medvedev has produced some of the most extreme and hawkish commentary since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. repetition sales pitch Beyond his country’s nuclear arsenal and the rhetoric often offered by Putin.

Translated by Reuters, he called the United States a “son of complaints” and a “madman” in Thursday’s post and described the U.S. embassy’s tweet as a cynical attempt to use Nazi propaganda tactics.

The United States is one of Ukraine’s most important allies in conflict, sending billions of dollars in aid and arms to the country.

According to Reuters, Medvedev said that if Admiral Gorshkov was sighted off the coast of the United States, “they would notice anyone who poses a direct threat to Russia and its allies.”

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