Zakharov said that the USA have not coped with the role of Superman
According to the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs, the US has not coped with the role of “Superman” and could not confirm the concept of its uniqueness. At the same time, the foreign Ministry noted that the new record defense budget of the United States is the attempt by Washington to maintain its domination of the world by force.
USA, who said once about its exclusivity, has not coped with a role of “Superman”, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, speaking at a meeting with participants of the international educational forum “Balcerek”, RIA “Novosti”.
Was invented the concept of exceptionalism of the United States… But if the US could bring stability, handling stability, then many would accept this concept. For Superman, the US has failed.Maria Saharanafrican the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry
As the mistakes of the US, it noted the increase in the number of conflicts, they are more global in nature.
According to her, the United States failed to implement the tasks of government expressed their special role.
At the same time, the diplomat noted that the new US defence budget records the course of Washington’s dominance in the world.
As pointed out by Zakharov, signed by the President of the United States Donald trump on August 13, the act limits spending on national defense in 2019, in essence, captures the policy for developing the dominant role of Washington in the international arena by force.
New US defence budget proposes to allocate $716 billion on military spending, which is the largest spending on defense in US history.
According to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Russia’s spending on defense has always been less than in the US. In his opinion, it “speaks volumes” that Russia is inappropriate to position within the United States as a threat. The press Secretary stressed that Moscow is wrong to put the enemy, “be it European countries or countries on the American continent, the North American”.
However, according to experts-americanists, President of the American University in Moscow Eduard Lausanne, high spending on military spending are associated primarily with the internal problems of the US, not external.
So trump is trying to attract the American army on their side in case of impeachment.
“The main reason to the security forces, as is the expression, was by his side in case of any shocks”, — transfers words of the expert of NSN. In his opinion, the shock coming after the election, if the Democrats win a majority of seats in Congress.
In the draft budget has paid special attention to the modernization of almost all types of forces, including strategic forces. Will staffing increased the number of troops by 15.6 thousand people. The defence budget provides 487,5 thousand soldiers in the army, 335,4 thousand in the Navy, of 186.1 thousand in the marine corps and 329,1 thousand in the air force.
The missile defense Agency, the U.S. will have in the near future to begin work on the deployment of space tracking systems and interception of ballistic missiles. Development and implementation of the so-called “sustainable space sensory architecture” must be completed by 31 December 2022.
In addition, the dramatically — from $22 million to $360 million — increased funds for the purchase of new armored personnel carriers Stryker A1. It is planned to upgrade 135 M1 Abrams tanks, 60 crawler infantry fighting vehicles Bradley, nearly 200 multi-purpose armored vehicles and about 3.4 thousand different military vehicles.
In the framework of the defense budget in 2019, $7.6 billion will be spent on purchase of 77 new fighters F-35. Significant funds will be allocated for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, in particular EQ-4. It is planned to put $24.1 billion for the construction of 13 ships and the acceleration of the construction of a fourth aircraft carrier and the newest Ford class nuclear missile submarine class Columbia (originally the work was supposed to begin in 2021-2023).
Budget-2019 reaffirms the US policy of non-recognition of Russian Crimea, and the associated limitations (with exceptions, if it corresponds to “national security interests” of the US), as well as extending the ban on military cooperation with Russia (in addition to the interaction on conflict prevention). Washington consistently refused to recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea in the spring of 2014, the results of which the Peninsula came under the jurisdiction of Russia. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the referendum in Crimea was held in full compliance with international standards.