President Vladimir Putin said in his address to the Federal Assembly, that the deployment of American medium-range missiles in Europe, Russia is forced to deploy the funds. It is reported by “League news Russia”.
In reach of the technology will be as a territory by the deployment of these missiles, and the area where there are centers of decision-making on their application (i.e. USA). While the flight time of the Russian missiles will be adequately time, the U.S., which Putin estimated at 10-12 minutes.
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Putin stressed that Russia is not going to be the first to place missiles in Europe, middle East and Southeast Asia. The President reiterated earlier official position of Russia on the US withdrawal from the Treaty on intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF).
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Both these methods have been tried in the USSR in 80-ies: atomic submarines with ballistic missiles (SSBN) was on duty opposite the Eastern coast of the United States, and in Chukotka has started (but was not finished) construction of a missile base. Given the sharp reduction in fleet ballistic missile submarines, the most likely second option, he said.
In addition, the media publish information that the Western countries approached step of concluding arrangements for the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. The reason for this decision, says the source, is incident with Ukrainian ships in the Azov sea.