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Putin: One ICBM That Can Strike Anywhere is Already With Russian Troops

"Others are already available to the troops and already are battle ready," Russian President Vladimir Putin said during an interview.

By NTK Staff | 03.02.2018 @12:01pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can avoid any detection and strike anywhere in the world is already with Russian troops during an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly.

During Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday, the Russian president declared that Russia had successfully “developed strategic nuclear-powered missiles with an unlimited range.”

Analysts have speculated that these claims made by Putin are untrue and that he was simply saber-rattling ahead of his re-election contest, which Putin is expected to win easily.

Kelly asked Putin if he thought these actions entered Russia and the United States into a new Cold War.

“My point of view is the individuals who said that a new Cold War has started are not really analysts,” Putin responded. “They do propaganda. If you were to speak about an arms race, then an arms race began at exactly the time and moment when the US opted out of the anti-ballistic missile treaty.”

Kelly followed up by asking Putin whether the ICBM, which he claims renders defense systems useless, has actually been tested to prove that it works.

“Every single weapons system that I have discussed today easily surpasses and avoids a missile defense system,” Putin responded. “The test was excellent. Some of them still have to be fine-tuned and worked on. Others are already available to the troops and already are battle-ready.”

Putin said that these weapons would only be used if a nuclear attack was launched using conventional weapons against Russia or the Russian Federation or in the case of a threat to the very existence of the Russian state.

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