The Russian president delivered his state-of-the-nation address on Wednesday. He accused the US of unilaterally withdrawing from the INF treaty and said he would target the US if it deployed missiles in Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced new Russian weapons would target the US if it deployed missiles to Europe.
At his state-of-the-nation speech, he announced Russia was developing a new hypersonic missile for the navy and that Russia was building a new submarine with a drone complex capable of hitting both land and sea targets.
He said Russia was not seeking confrontation despite the US withdrawing from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), but that it would deploy missiles if the US chose to do so.
He warned US policy-makers, “obsessed” with US exceptionalism, should calculate the risks before taking any steps.