Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Russia's Military Technologies Will Also Be Used for Civilian Purposes, Says Putin

Russia's Military Technologies Will Also Be Used for Civilian Purposes, Says Putin

"Russia has no intention of entering an arms race", Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday, adding that the weapons presented by the Russian leader aimed to maintain a "strategic parity, which is essential for maintaining peace and stability".

But administration officials and top lawmakers have said the United States must respond to the threats at hand, regardless of whether certain initiatives would rankle Moscow or Beijing.

On Thursday, in his speech to the Federal Assembly Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the most advanced systems of strategic weapons, developed in response to Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) and practical deployment of missile shield elements both inside the USA and outside its borders.

The new intercontinental nuclear-powered cruise missile.

The US intelligence community concluded previous year that Russia-linked actors interfered in the 2016 US election on specific orders from Putin.

Russians are showering the Defense Ministry with proposed names for the country's new nuclear weapons, relishing the online contest announced by President Vladimir Putin in his state-of-the-nation address Thursday.

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"Let them provide some materials, specifics and data".

A detailed, 37-page indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller alleges Russian operatives used fake social media accounts and targeted messaging to interfere in the 2016 election. "Many will push the president in this direction", he said.

"We are not surprised by (Putin's) statement, and the American people should rest assured that we are fully prepared", Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said.

But, as Putin highlighted during his interview, the chances that Russian Federation will agree to hand the defendants over are slim to none, particularly given that they were carrying out the Kremlin's orders when they meddled in the election and that the USA and Russian Federation do not have an extradition treaty.

"Never. Never", Putin said. He's referring to a provision in Russia's constitution that prohibits extraditing Russian citizens to other states.

"The entire system of work to counter extremism should operate effectively", Putin said at a meeting of the FSB's board, according to a Kremlin press release. For that reason, the Russians "generally look at cyberwarfare as a way to support informational goals, like shaping an election", Shakarian said.

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