Putin accused the United States to start an arms race
Moscow. March 2. INTERFAX.RU — the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty (missile defense) was the beginning of an arms race between the United States and Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“If you’re talking about the arms race, it began when the United States withdrew from the ABM Treaty,” said Putin in an interview with NBC. He called “propaganda” statements by Washington about the beginning of the cold war.
Vladimir Putin said that Russia has successfully tested new systems of strategic weapons, recognizing that part of it still needs work, and the part is ready for action.
In the Message to the Federal Assembly on Thursday, Putin said that Russia has a hypersonic weapon systems “avant-garde” and “Dagger” as well as nuclear submarines-drones, combat lasers and missile with a nuclear power plant.