According to Putin, the missile defense system of the West aims for the neutralization of Russia’s nuclear capability.
“But as we got the hypersonic weapon, their attempts to make it became meaningless and the multi-billion expenses became meaningless,” Putin said.
In December 2019, Putin stated that only Russia possesses a hypersonic weapon. He also underlined that Moscow surpassed others in the level of development of advanced arms for the first time ever.
“The Soviet Union always came up with the U.S. – in terms of nuclear weapon, in strategic aviation and the first intercontinental-range missile. As for today, we have a unique situation in our new and modern history: we are come up with. No country of the world possesses a hypersonic weapon at all and hypersonic weapon of continental range in particular,” Putin said.
As we reported, the Russian military command apparently placed the MiG-31 interceptors armed with ballistic missiles in the Kola peninsula, not far from the borders with Finland and Norway.