"Special attention must be paid to strengthening the combat potential of the strategic nuclear forces, implementing space defense programs. It is necessary, as outlined in our plans, to equip all components of the nuclear triad with new arms," Putin said at a Defense Ministry Board meeting.
Putin Calls for Improvement in Effectiveness of Nuclear Forces, Air Defense
11:01 GMT 11.12.2015 (Updated: 11:13 GMT 11.12.2015)
© Sputnik / Grigori SysoyevRussian President Vladimir Putin at Russian defense Ministry meeting
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Vladimir Putin stated that Russia must upgrade its air defense system and strengthen the strategic nuclear forces.
11 December 2015, 10:42 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia must upgrade its air defense system and strengthen the strategic nuclear forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.