Putin Warns of ‘Lethal’ Strikes at Russian Warship Parade

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia’s navy was capable of delivering lethal strikes against underwater and aerial enemy targets during a parade of warships in the port city of St. Petersburg.

The Russian leader’s boast comes days after military officials announced tests of advanced new weapons, some of which come from an arsenal Putin has described as “invincible.”

“The Russian navy today has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of our country and our national interests,” he said.

“We can detect underwater, surface or aerial enemies and target them if a lethal strike is necessary,” Putin said according to a broadcast on state television.

The Russian leader was speaking on the sidelines of an annual parade of military vessels, flanked by naval officers in white, and also Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Putin said Russia had secured its place among the world’s leading naval powers, including by developing “the latest hypersonic precision weapons still unrivalled in the world.”

The United States, China, France and other major powers have announced plans to develop their own hypersonic weapons and are expected to soon catch up.

With the second-largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world and a huge cache of ballistic missiles, Russia already has more than enough military capacity to deter its enemies.

(c) The Moscow Times

7 comments

  • “Putin said Russia had secured its place among the world’s leading naval powers, including by developing “the latest hypersonic precision weapons still unrivalled in the world.”

    I hope someone in the Kremlin is brave enough to say to Putler. “Boss, I think you better look at this.”

    https://eurasiantimes.com/worlds-most-powerful-naval-power-the-us-navy-set-to-rewrite-the-norms-of-modern-warfare/

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  • Putin is preparing to start WW3. With friends like Merkel and Biden, and many more, no problem.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    “Today, the Russian Navy has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of its native country, our national interests,”
    The mafia rust-bucket navy is a shadow of its former self and no manner of bloated words can change that. You simply can’t threaten junk with Gulag to make it work as in your dreams. And, those highly-praised new weapons are a pipe dream. The stories around them were created to make sackless cowards and old women shiver with fright.

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    • He never mentions what the other side will be tossing back in his direction, and with interest too. Of course no sane country wants anything to do with mafia land, this is just to keep the sheep under control, as it has for the last 100 years. “Everyone is jealous of Russia, and wants it for themselves.” My wife was told this BS every day at school.

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      • onlyfactsplease

        “My wife was told this BS every day at school.”
        Mine too. And then a single visit to a Western country shattered the entire image.

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        • Yeah, everything in the West was Hollywood fiction. My wife’s first trip to the West was to Holland. She clicked straight away that it was all propaganda BS coming out of Russia. She had never seen shops with full shelves, and colourful clothes before.

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  • “We can detect underwater, surface or aerial enemies and target them if a lethal strike is necessary,” Putin said according to a broadcast on state television.

    Yeah. You can detect your sunken ships underwater, your burning vessels on the surface, and your planes falling out of the skies…

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