Putin’s SOTU … he has a RED LINE also

The link below contains both the video and transcript.  It’s a long speech. Some of it is boring … stuff that deals with Russia’s internal politics. some of it is far from boring … like international relations.  Might be worth your time to speed read through the transcript because, you know, a nuke war with Russia is increasingly being bandied around.  Here are some highlights:

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The vast majority of the country’s Soviet-era atomic stockpile will soon be replaced by modern weapons. Putin said, Russia;

“wants to have positive relationships with everyone on the international stage, including those with whom relations have broken down recently. We really don’t want to burn bridges.”

But, he cautioned that;

“those who mistake this stance for weakness need to know that Russia’s response to any aggression will be asymmetrical, swift and harsh.”

Sounds like a harsh warning. Anyone planning  provocations;

“will regret their deeds in a way they have not regretted anything else for a long time.”

Lots of new military hardware … two thirds of all Russian equipment will be new within the next 3 years, as well as 88% of its nukes;

—  advanced heavy ICBM RS-28 Sarmat missile, 15 warheads directed against individual targets and each deliver 350 kilotons, already being deployed

— ship-mounted missiles and other  next-generation projectiles

— a laser cannon which can shoot down both enemy aircraft and incoming missiles … already being deployed …. and more secret hypersonic and laserarmaments the West doesn’t know about

Putin says Russia developing high-tech nuclear & laser weapons, warning ‘provocateurs’ will regret crossing country’s red lines

Putin had a Red Line In The Sand … but, he ain’t saying what it is;

“We have patience, self-confidence and righteousness on our side. I hope no one will think of crossing red lines in their relations with Russia. Where that line sits is ours to determine.”


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