Vladimir Putin: Russian Navy releases creepy footage of a new anti-aircraft missile | World | Messages
The Russian Defense Ministry has released footage showing the successful test shot of a new anti-aircraft missile during naval exercises in the Baltic Sea. A Russian Corvette-class warship can pursue an airborne target and then destroy it. The terrifying video comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and NATO over Ukraine. It is caused by a massive deployment of Russian troops and tanks on the border.
The recordings of the Russian Defense Ministry show the maneuvers of the corvette in the Baltic Sea before take-off.
The new Russian air defense system, code-named “Redut”, can track a target on an infrared sensor.
The test ends with a successful hit on a fast moving target, which results in an airborne explosion.
Russia has conducted a series of military and readiness exercises in the face of ongoing tensions over Ukraine.
Russia’s stationing tens of thousands of soldiers in the north, east and south of Ukraine had raised fears in Kiev and the western capitals that Moscow was planning an attack.
Moscow denies such plans, saying it needs promises from the West – including a promise from NATO not to expand the alliance east to Russia’s borders – because its own security is threatened by Ukraine’s growing ties with the Western alliance.
Russia also says it can deploy its troops on its territory at its own discretion.
Estimates of the number of Russian troops recently approaching Ukraine range from 60,000 to 90,000, with a US intelligence document suggesting the number could be ramped up to 175,000.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters that the call was planned for “late Thursday evening”.
Mr Biden said “we’ll see” Tuesday when asked if he would meet Putin on January 10, the same day US and Russian officials are due to hold security talks.
Talks the two countries announced on Monday are designed to address concerns about mounting tensions in Ukraine.
Some Russian troops have started to return to permanent bases after exercises near the border with Ukraine.