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Russia ‘Forced’ To Create Hypersonic Missiles After US Exited Landmark Treaty: Putin

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Vladimir Putin has blamed the United States for Russia’s development of hypersonic weapons, saying specifically it was ultimately Washington’s withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) in 2002 which triggered the experimental defense technology program.

As the name suggests, it was an arms limitation and reduction treaty brokered with the Soviet Union which regulated the anti-ballistic missile systems used in defending areas against ballistic missile-delivered nuclear weapons.

Putin said during a televised address on Saturday: “The withdrawal of the United States from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 forced Russia to start developing hypersonic weapons. We had to create these weapons in response to the deployment of the US strategic missile defense system, which was capable to actually neutralize, reset our entire nuclear potential in the future,” according to Russia’s Sputnik.

Russia 'Forced' To Create Hypersonic Missiles After US Exited Landmark Treaty: Putin
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Laurent Parodi

Keeping the MAD alive is essential to avoid WW3.

Tommy Jensen

Kurchatov and Korolev, both died early from cancer, only 57 and 54 years old respectively.
Korolev did his front works under threats, was arrested for slowing the scientific work by his boss who was a snitch , sent to Gulag, was moved around like a slave in secret research camps and worked under constant threats and pressure up to his death.
This is the conditions brain heroes lives under, serving politicians and bankers.

Harry Smith

Are you trying to project Stalin time on situation that was and is after his death?

cechas vodobenikov

the CIA trailer park Jenny once again—2/3 of all nuclear accidents have occurred in USA…the Columbia river is so radioactive few salmon survive; u poison your own citizens w lead in Flint. while Russian scientists created nukes, etc—you nazis recruited nazi scientist to creat yours….amerikans have always been derived the lowest most incompetent classes from other societies….undersocialized primitives, culture less, cowards

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