The Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that in the interests of the country does not include incidents in other States, but its own interests she will keep. In response to the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the anti-ballistic missile Treaty and the development of a missile defense system, Moscow began to modernize their strategic forces.
Often Western politicians accuse Moscow of that own actions she has started a new arms race, threatening international security. But doing so only inattentive or careless people, says the President of Russia Vladimir Putin - the nuclear standoff provoked Washington, unilaterally renouncing cooperation with other States on this issue.
"The process of twisting a new arms race has started since the unilateral US withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile Treaty, for the following reasons the Treaty was the cornerstone of the entire system of international security. And when the US got out and began to create a missile defence system as 1 of the private parts of a large-scale strategic systems strategic weapons, then we immediately said, will be forced to make reciprocal steps to preserve the strategic balance of forces," - said Putin in his interview with Swiss TV channel RTS, the text of which is given on the official website of the Kremlin.
With all this, from the actions of the Russian Federation depends on the ability to defend sovereignty and other States. "I currently want to make a extremely important thing: we do it for themselves - to ensure the security of Russia, but we do it and for everything else the rest of the world, for the following reasons this strategic stability is ensured by the balance of forces," he said.
"The strategic balance is what brought peace to the world and prevented a great combat clashes in Europe and worldwide. And when the US came out of that Treaty, they declared: we create a missile defence system is not directed against you, and you wish to develop striking force - do what you want, we presume that it is not against us," said Putin.
With all that domestic actions should not be for anybody a surprise - everything has already been said repeatedly. "And we're doing exactly what long said. Large-scale missile defense system is expensive and it is not clear how successful thing. As we develop shock system, able to overcome all kinds of missile defence system. And what I said in the recent past, is in our intentions a couple of years, has long been publicly stated about this," added the leader of the country.
"All our actions in the area of strategic defense are in full compliance with the international obligations of Russia, even in the framework of the Treaty with the United States on strategic weapons," said Putin. "In the interests of the Russian Federation is not to confront with other States, but we have sometimes to protect their own interests and will continue to do so. But not on the routes of confrontation to seek this solution, and especially military confrontation, and routes search for compromises and mutually acceptable solutions," he concluded.
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