Putin warned NATO that deploying troops or advanced missiles in Ukraine would cross the “red line.”
Russian leaders said Moscow would be forced to take action while boasting about Russia’s hypersonic missiles.
Hypersonic missiles are designed to be virtually unstoppable and can fly at least five times the speed of sound.
Russian President Vladimir Putin to NATO on Tuesday “Red line” In Ukraine, he emphasized that Moscow has no choice but to brag about Russia’s hypersonic missile development.
President Putin said deploying NATO troops or advanced missile systems on Ukrainian soil, which could attack Moscow within minutes, would be a step too far for Russia. NATO has not taken any steps in line with these policies.
“If any strike system emerges on Ukrainian territory, the flight time to Moscow will be 7-10 minutes, and if hypersonic weapons are deployed, it will be 5 minutes. Imagine,” Putin. Said.
“What should we do in such a scenario? Then we would have to make something similar in relation to those who threaten us like that. And we do it now. Can be “putin in Russia Recent tests Of hypersonic missiles.
President Putin states that the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, ready to serve the Russian Navy in 2022, can fly at nine times the speed of sound and has a cruising range of approximately 620 miles. According to the Associated Press. On Tuesday, Putin emphasized that the missile could reach several targets within “only five minutes.”
Hypersonic missiles are designed to be virtually unstoppable and can fly at least five times the speed of sound. The United States, Russia and China are trapped in a global arms race to develop hypersonic weapons.
Space Force Chiefs Earlier This Month Said The United States is “not as advanced as the Chinese and Russians in terms of hypersonic programs.”
Putin’s warning to NATO on Tuesday came in fear that Russia might be preparing to invade Ukraine.
For the second time this year, tens of thousands of Russian troops have gathered along the Ukrainian border.
The Kremlin denies plans for aggression, blaming NATO’s tensions. Ukraine has stated that more than 90,000 Russian troops have gathered at the border, and Ukraine’s President Volodimil Zelensky warned last week that he had unveiled a coup plan involving Russians. It’s unclear what Putin will do next, but he’s on the edge of the area.
Ivo Daalder, NATO’s US Ambassador from 2009 to 2013, I recently told an insider, “There is a great risk of Russian military activity in Ukraine in the coming months. All signs indicate a significant accumulation of military power.”
The President of Russia sees the growing influence of the United States and NATO in Ukraine, the former Soviet Republic and Russia’s neighbor, as a major security threat. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, but maintains a strong partnership with the alliance.
Ukraine is at the center of the controversial dynamics between Moscow and the West. In 2014, Russian troops invaded Crimea and were unilaterally annexed by Putin, causing protests around the world. And since that year, Kremlin-backed rebels have fought a war with Ukrainian troops in the eastern region of Donbas. The conflict claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people.
USA provided $ 2.5 billion We have been providing security assistance to Ukraine since 2014, and Congress has bipartisan support to increase that support.
Putin on Tuesday suggested that Russia and the West needed to reach a new security agreement to avoid further conflict, the Associated Press reported.
“The question is not whether to send troops or go to war, but to establish a fairer and more stable development and take into account the security interests of all international players,” Putin said. Said. “If we work diligently, no one is afraid of threats.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia on Tuesday of a “new invasion” of Ukraine. “It can have serious consequences.”
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