Russian Nuclear Forces Can ‘Inflict Unacceptable Damage’ On Enemy and Bypass Missile Defenses, Says Moscow

November 7, 2017


Russia has upgraded the majority of its strategic nuclear capacities and is now confident it can overcome any missile defense system in the world, the military’s chief of general staff said Tuesday.

“On the whole, the proportion of ground-based, airborne and naval strategic nuclear forces with modern military kit has reached 74 percent,” General Valery Gerasimov told officials during a briefing for the Ministry of Defense.

According to Gerasimov, “today, the strategic nuclear forces are guaranteed to deal unacceptable damage to any aggressor, including one that has anti-missile defense measures,” state news agency Itar-Tass reported.

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