In Europe ( Russian Federation ) , weapons systems may soon emerge that were previously banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Agreement (INF), which is causing great concern to Moscow. About this in an interview to RIA ” Novosti” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. At the same time, he noted that if no progress is achieved on this issue in negotiations with the United States and NATO, then Russia’s response to such actions of our opponents may lie in the military and military-technical planes.
A prominent military expert, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine Igor Korotchenko told MK what could be meant by such an answer: Russian Federation
– I believe, first of all, it can be certain military-technical solutions related to the ability to configure Russian strike components in this way in order to be able to quickly and effectively neutralize the real threats that arise for Russia. First of all, this concerns the composition of forces and the deployment of Russian missile systems.
The goal is to neutralize the enemy’s capabilities in relation to what Vladimir Putin was talking about, pointing to a decrease in the flight time of his missiles. The conditions that the United States are now creating for us, we can create for them. We must have the same capabilities in terms of striking, for example, decision-making centers in the United States. Or, let’s say, for those NATO components that will be deployed in Ukraine.
According to the expert, such military tasks can be solved within the framework of the non-strategic elements of our weapons systems. The use of strategic nuclear forces, which we have on constant alert duty, could lead to mutual destruction of each other. In this case, we are talking about countering specific threat factors. Russian Federation
– How we will answer them, – explains Igor Korotchenko, – will be determined by our General Staff. I will only suggest that the response capability can be enhanced by the Iskander-M systems. They will be placed in geographic locations that our potential adversary will not like very much. These will be the places from where we will be able to very quickly make decisions on zeroing threats from the territory of Ukraine and in the countries of Eastern Europe.
At the same time, we will be able to respond using Russian multipurpose nuclear submarines of a new generation, which will be equipped with Zircon missiles, which are inaccessible to the American missile defense system. This means that they are capable of striking high-precision non-nuclear missiles at decision-making centers in the United States. Russian Federation
According to the expert, we now have a large field for military capabilities. But specific decisions on this score will be made by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief at the suggestion of the General Staff and the Ministry of Defense. Korotchenko also noted that a military response may include military-political actions. Among them, he, in particular, did not rule out the creation of a single defense space of Russia with the Luhansk and Donetsk republics.
“There may be other solutions,” the expert said. “Most importantly, everyone should know that Russia has every opportunity to react militarily at a time when it is threatened by a change in the balance of military forces. Russian Federation
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