The United states today 2 March,accused Russia of breaching the Cold War-Era treaties by developing a weapon President Vladimir Putin called a new generation of “invincible” hypersonic weapons and submarines.
Naija News learnt that Putin displayed the new weapon in a city in the country, while challenging Washington to a new arms race in the coming presidential election that will all but certainly confirm his grip on power.
He showed a series of video footage of missiles crossing mountains and oceans, heading over the Atlantic before striking the US eastern seaboard.
He said he has fulfilled the promise he made in a speech he gave in 2004, vowing that Russia would develop a new generation of weaponry.
“No one really wanted to talk to us basically. No one listened to us then. Listen to us now,” Putin said, prompting a standing ovation from the audience of top officials, lawmakers and celebrities.
Putin noted that his military effort is in a bid to respond to the recent actions by the United States which last month unveiled plans to revamp its own nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons.
However, the United States displeased by Putins’ presentation and his “cheesy” animated video of warheads over US soil said the Russian leader had confirmed long-held allegations about his program.
“It was certainly unfortunate to have watched the video animation that depicted a nuclear attack on the United States,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters.
“That’s something that we certainly didn’t enjoy watching. We don’t regard that as the behavior of a responsible international player,” she added.
“President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known for a long time but that Russia has denied prior to this,” she added.
“Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems for more than a decade in direct violation of its treaty obligations.”
A spokesman however insisted that the US military remains “fully prepared” to react to “anything that comes our way.”
The United States insists that it had always adhered to the terms of the cold war while modernizing its own arsenal and accused Russia of breaching the INF treaty.