Russia is capable of repelling any kind of aggression thanks to its arsenal of nuclear and conventional defense weapons which are continuously upgraded, according to Viktor Murakhovsky, a journalist and chief editor of the Russian magazine Arsenal Otechestva (Armory of the Motherland). Russia is now stronger than any potential aggressor, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at an expanded Defense Ministry board meeting.
“We can say with confidence that we are now stronger than any potential aggressor,” Putin said.
Moreover, Russia has broad capabilities in using high-precision weapons, for example, sea- and aerial-based cruise missiles,” the expert pointed out. Murakhovsky underscored that Russia’s current military capabilities are adequate to deter possible threats in all strategic directions. “In theory, Russia can repel any possible type of aggression. As for strategic nuclear forces, we have parity with the United States, which gives a guarantee of mutual destruction,” the analyst said.
However, he stressed that such a complex defense system needs to be constantly upgraded. “As President Putin said, the entire system of the Russian military needs to be constantly modernized. We can’t just stop, we need to move forward all the time,” Murakhovksy concluded.