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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

'Subs off Norway can hit Moscow in 17m': Putin

Ohio class SSBNRussian President Vladimir Putin has warned of the threat posed by US submarines "on permanent alert" off Norway. ”They are equipped with missiles that can reach Moscow in 17 minutes," he told Italy’s Il Corriere della Sera newspaper. "And you would call us aggressive?“

Putin’s comments came after Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday said that Norwegian involvement in Nato’s Missile Defence System was “necessary”, committing her country to taking a role in the network, a move certain to irritate Russia, which sees the system’s role out as an act of aggression.

In his interview, Putin denied that Russia was becoming more aggressive, instead suggesting that a growing Nato presence in Norway and other countries on Russia’s borders was forcing his country to respond.

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1 comment:

  1. Russia's continued false narrative will bankrupt them. Again.
    Russia will use whatever current events are happening to rationalize a military buildup to rationalize territorial acquisition.


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