Putin warns US, says Russia might use hypersonic weapons
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin has signed a new naval doctrine that targets the U.S. as Russia's top global adversary.
Putin signed the 55-page during an appearance in St. Petersburg to mark Russia's Navy Day. The Russian leader delivered a speech announcing Russia's plans to become a great maritime power, saying resisting the U.S. is a top goal.
"The strategic policy of the USA to dominate the world's oceans" threatens Russia, Putin said.
Putin's speech made no mention of his ongoing invasion of Ukraine, however. The Russian president praised the weapon on Sunday, saying that “no obstacles” can stop the rockets.
“The Russian Armed Forces will start receiving them in the coming months,” Putin said during a Navy Day speech in St. Petersburg. “The first ship equipped with this mighty weapon will be the frigate Admiral Gorshkov,” he added.
According to Putin, the frigate’s exact deployment will be chosen “in accordance with the interest of maintaining Russia’s security.”
Putin added that Russia will defend its maritime interests “resolutely and with all its capabilities.”
"The key thing here is the capability of the Russian navy," Putin said.
"It is able to respond with lightning speed to all who decides to
infringe on our sovereignty and freedom."