Putin claims that Russia may adopt the US preemptive strike strategy

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Moscow could adopt the US concept of using preemptive military strikes, adding that it has the weapons to do so amid rising Russia-NATO tensions over Ukraine.

“We are considering it now. As he attended a summit of an ex-Soviet economic alliance dominated by Moscow in Kyrgyzstan, Putin referred to US policy discussed openly in previous years.

The United States' efforts to create a so-called conventional immediate global strike capability, which aims to hit an adversary's strategic targets anywhere in the world with precision-guided conventional weapons within an hour, has long worried the Kremlin.

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Speaking of a disarmament strike, perhaps it is worth considering implementing security measures developed by our American counterparts, Putin said with a grin, adding that such a strike was meant to destroy command centers.

He stressed that the US is yet to deploy hypersonic weapons while Russia has already placed an order for such weapons. He also said that Russia now has cruise missiles that are superior to their American counterparts.

Putin specifically noted that the US has not ruled out using nuclear weapons as a first strike, although it appears he was referring to conventional precision-guided weapons.

"It begs us to think about the dangers posed by such ideas in the defensive posture of other countries," the speaker said, "if a potential adversary believes it could use the doctrine of a preemptive strike." And we don't.

Joe Biden's advisers in Washington saw Putin's remarks as "sabre-stabbing" and yet another veiled threat, according to a US official who spoke on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to comment. Saw that he could use a tactical nuclear weapon.

The representative pointed out that Russian military doctrine has long held that Moscow reserves the right to use nuclear weapons as a first line of defense against significant military aggression.

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Erath, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Junk Proliferation, agreed that Putin's remarks represented another attempt to escalate the nuclear threat.

Although he doesn't say it explicitly, he wants the United States and Europe to negotiate, declaring that the threat of using nuclear weapons increases as the length of this war increases.


In response to a question about whether Russia could commit to abandoning a first strike, Putin said such a commitment could prevent Russia from using its nuclear arsenal even in the event of a nuclear attack.

In response he said, "If it doesn't use it first under any circumstances, it means it won't be the second to use it, as it is likely to be used in the event of a nuclear attack on our territory." would be severely constrained.

He expanded on that response on Friday, adding that the "launch on warning" concept, which predicts the use of nuclear weapons in the event of a nuclear attack detected by early-warning systems of nuclear weapons use, is not the same as Russia's nuclear weapons program. The foundation of the theory.

He smiled and said, "We launch hundreds of missiles that are impossible to intercept when the early warning system receives a signal about a missile attack." The Russian Federation will inevitably be hit by enemy missile warheads. However, the enemy will also be completely destroyed as it is not possible to intercept hundreds of missiles. And of course, it acts as a deterrent.

According to Russia's nuclear doctrine, the nation may use nuclear weapons in the event of a nuclear attack or a conventional attack that threatens the "existence" of the Russian state.

Putin has repeatedly said Moscow is ready to defend its territory using "all available means" since sending Russian troops to Ukraine in February. He has also dismissed Western criticism of his nuclear saber-rattling.

He said that everyone – the whole of humanity – is concerned about what will happen to the planet and to all of us. "I understand that ever since nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction have come out.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told the US Strategic Command, which is in charge of the country's nuclear arsenal, on Friday that Putin's repeated threats were reckless.

The world has watched Putin engage in extremely reckless nuclear strikes as the Kremlin continues its heinous and unprovoked war of choice against Ukraine" without commenting on Putin's most recent statements, referencing his earlier nuclear threats .

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"Therefore, there is no doubt that nuclear powers have a serious obligation to avoid provocative behavior, reduce the risk of proliferation, and prevent escalation and nuclear war.

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