Russian President Vladimir Putin has set the task of increasing the share of modern weapons in the nuclear deterrent forces to 88.3% in 2021. He announced this on Monday, December 21, at an expanded meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense.
At the security construction site: a new nuclear command center is being created in the Russian Federation.The ability of the armed forces to respond in a timely manner to potential military threats depends on these systems
He said that by mid-December 2020, the share of modern weapons and equipment in the RF Armed Forces had reached more than 70%, and in the nuclear forces – 86%.
According to the Russian President, the nuclear triad has reached a level that allows ensuring the country’s security.
“The speed of changes in armaments is already incomparable with Formula-1 – it is space, we will stop, we can lose ground,” the Russian leader noted.
In early December, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia considers it important right now to confirm the inadmissibility of a nuclear war. According to him, the bulk of the new systems do not fall within the parameters of the agreement on strategic offensive weapons.