Russian military to maintain strategic parity: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Moscow, Nov 2 : Russia will adequately react to any foreign attempts to “break strategic parity,” President Vladimir Putin has said.

“Some of our foreign colleagues are not abandoning attempts to break this parity, including through the deployment of global missile defense system components, in the immediate vicinity of our borders,” Putin added at a meeting on Monday with senior defence officials in Russia’s Sochi.

“We cannot fail to notice these threats to Russia’s security and will respond appropriately and adequately,” he stressed.

The Russian President said in light of U.S. plans to deploy medium-range missiles in Europe, which poses a threat to Russia, the country is working to increase the share of modern equipment and weaponry in the air and missile defence forces to 80 per cent in 2025-2027, Xinhua news agency reported.

Putin will host a series of biannual meetings this week with military representatives on the development of Russia’s armed forces.

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