Putin: ‘We Will Never Allow Military Superiority Over Russia’
War of words over missile defense shield hots up
Paul Joseph Watson
December 12, 2013
The war of words between the United States and Russia over plans for a NATO missile defense system in Europe continued today, with Russian President Vladimir Putin vowing to never allow power to gain military superiority over Moscow.
“No one should entertain any illusions regarding their chances of asserting military superiority over Russia, we will never allow that to happen….thanks to our military doctrine and advanced weapons,” Putin said during his annual State of the Nation address, adding that Russia’s strategic nuclear forces were making significant progress on this front with the development of new missile systems and long range aviation facilities.
Putin’s comments follow volatile remarks made yesterday by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who asserted that Russia would respond with nuclear weapons if it was targeted by conventional American missiles.
Washington is planning to complete a project to install a missile defense system in Redzikowo, Poland by 2018 while another ballistic missile defense system in southern Romania is expected to be operational by 2015.