Russia has developed a new array of nuclear weapons that are invincible, according to President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Putin made the claims as he laid out his key policies for a fourth presidential term, ahead of an election he is expected to win in 17 days’ time.
The weapons he boasted of included a cruise missile that he said could “reach anywhere in the world”.
He said of the West: “They need to take account of a new reality and understand ... [this]... is not a bluff.”
Giving his annual state of the nation speech, Mr Putin used video presentations to showcase the development of two new nuclear delivery systems that he said could evade detection. One video graphic appeared to show missiles raining down on the US state of Florida.
This coming from the government that has already attacked and seriously undermined the US Executive Branch by deeply interfering with its elections and stands posed to do the same this year.
These are clear indications of a hostile intent on the part of the violent dictator for life in Russia.
During the two-hour televised speech to a joint sitting of both houses of parliament, he said the weapons were a response to US development of its missile defence system.
The US State Department said it was “certainly unfortunate to have watched the video animation that depicted a nuclear attack on the United States” - adding that it was not “the behaviour of a responsible international player”.
This is counter to evidence, the US ABM systems have a fraction of the capabilities of the system the Russians are now introducing.
The US system is based on a missile from 1987 and has a range of only 200 km and is deployed in limited numbers to intercept missiles fired in small numbers like if Iran or North Korea ever launched a nuclear terror attack. It is clearly a limited AB< system.
The new Russian S-500 system is completely new and will have interception missile that reach deep into space, it has the range of 600 km and can intercept multiple missiles making it a genuine ABM system.
This is a multi front and clearly hostile campaign on the part of a government led by a man and cliche that comes from the KGB, an organization who’s main intent was the destruction of the US.
And meanwhile the US republican party does nothing to deal with their president who has made it clear by words and actions that he will not stands up to the nuclear bully in the Kremlin.