of the Russian Armed Forces have stated that the US is creating a
military infrastructure near Russia's borders for the application
of a suddennuclear strike.
statement was made on April 26, the first Deputy Chief of the Main
Operations Directorate,Viktor Poznihir, at the Moscow international
security conference of the Russian Armed Forces.
missile defense bases in Europe, ships with missile defense
elements in the seas and oceans close to the territory of Russia,
creates a powerful hidden impact component for the application of a
surprise nuclear missile attack on the Russian Federation.
said that the European echelon of the US missile defense system
uses ground-based version of radar systems and missile launchers
maritime defense system. These launchers provide the use of a wide
range of missiles, including Tomahawk cruise missiles. .
are designed to destroy ground targets and have a maximum range of
1,700 to 2,500 kilometers (depending on the version). One Tomahawk
can deliver nuclear warheads ranging from 5 to 200 kilotons of TNT.
fact, the cruise missile, the Tomahawk, is equipped with a nuclear
warhead of intermediate and shorter-range missiles. Back in 1987,
the US and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear
Forces Treaty to liquidate the weapons, in order to halt the arms
the past 15 years, the US government has spent $130 billion on
strengthening and deployment missile 'defense' systems, and plan to
invest another $ 55 billion in the next five years.
by 2022, US will have more missiles 'defenses' than there are
warheads in Russia.
was stressed that Russia will be forced to take measures to protect
itself from exposure to a sudden strike, and missile defense.