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    Putin: Russian Armed Forces Stronger Than Any Aggressor

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    Russia does not dispute the fact that the United States has a strong army, but believes the Russian Armed Forces are stronger than the forces of any aggressor, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at annual press conference.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a major end-of-the-year press conference, where he is expected to focus on economic issues, the situation in Syria, Russia-US relations and the Ukrainian peace settlement.

    "All of a sudden the outgoing [US] administration officials started saying that they are the strongest, most powerful, it is great, indeed there are more missiles, submarines, aircraft carriers, and we do not argue with that, we are just saying that we are stronger than any aggressor and that is the case," Putin said.

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