James Mattis, the U.S. Secretary of Defense claimed that the US will not change the containment strategy against Russia in the light of the recent speech of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia in which he claimed that Russia possesses the nuclear weapons that are capable of attacking the US. The press service of the U.S. Defense Ministry reported this.
‘These statements do not influence the US and implementation of our containment strategy’, Mattis claimed.
He also called the speech of Putin on the nuclear weapons ‘disappointing but not unexpected’ for the Pentagon.
‘The systems mentioned by Putin are still years away and I did not see them changing the military balance’, Matiss said.
Earlier Putin claimed that active testing of the new intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat began in Russia. The Russian president stressed that Sarmat is capable of attacking targets both through the North and through the South Pole.