Oh, Great: Putin Vows Ramp-Up Of Russian Nuclear Forces

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to strengthen Russia’s nuclear forces after suspending participation in the landmark New START Treaty with the U.S.
  • On Thursday, Putin delivered remarks in celebration of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, a holiday that honors the importance of the national army, and promised to focus on bolstering Russia’s defense arsenals and nuclear weaponry.
  • Putin announced the deployment of Sarmat missile launchers, which are capable of carrying multiple warheads, and the production of Kinzhal air-launched missile systems.