April 20, 2024
KCNA Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN)

President Putin Expresses Firm Stand to Defend National Sovereignty and Security

Date: 26/03/2024 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN) | Read original version at source

The moves of the U.S. and the West to isolate and stifle Russia politically and militarily are getting more vicious day by day. Against this background, President Putin clarified his hardline will to firmly defend national sovereignty and security.

At a recent interview with the General Director of the Segodnya International News Agency of Russia, President Putin responded to a question concerning whether Russia is actually prepared for a nuclear war as follows:

Firstly, in terms of military and technical capabilities, we are, of course, ready. Our nuclear weapons are always on combat readiness.

Secondly, it is already a well-known fact that Russia’s triad of nuclear forces is more modern than that of other countries and we have far outpaced the U.S. in this field. On the whole, there is a good balance between the carrier vehicle and the warhead and this is something any expert is aware of.

Saying that weapons exist for use, President Putin asserted that Russia is ready to use any kind of weapons including the one(a nuclear weapon) mentioned by the General Director in case the state existence itself is threatened and in case Russia’s national sovereignty and independence are violated.

In particular, President Putin warned that the U.S. is weighing the possibility of using nuclear weapons and stressed that if the U.S. conducts a nuclear test, Russia will not exclude taking similar measures.

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