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Russian President Vladimir Putin has in fresh statements revealed the status of Russia’s hypersonic and nuclear-capable arsenal within the context of the Ukraine war.
In early May, Ukraine’s military claimed to have intercepted Russian ballistic missiles for the first time in the conflict, using a US-made anti-air defense system. The Kremlin rejected the claims but did confirm it had been using hypersonic missiles within specific or limited operations and long-range launches.
Putin said Wednesday, as translated in TASS: “About half of the units of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force have been equipped with the latest Yars missile systems and are being rearmed with modern Avangard warheads.”
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He was speaking at an event honoring graduates of military academies and stressed the “unconditional priority” of missile readiness.
The Russian president continued:
“In light of the new challenges and invaluable experience of the special military operation we will continue to improve the Armed Forces in every possible way,” he said, adding that the most important task here was to develop the nuclear triad as the key guarantee of Russia’s military security and global stability.
Putin also announced that new Sarmat missile launchers would enter duty soon.
“In the near future, the first launchers of the Sarmat complex with a new heavy missile will be put on combat duty,” he said.