Friday, March 01, 2019

Russian Military Expert Describes How Russia Would Cripple U.S. In Event of "Aggression"

Russian military expert Alexey Leonkov, the editor-in-chief of Arsenal Otechestva, was interviewed on the state-owned Russia-24 channel. He said that in the event of American aggression against Russia, American strategic targets in the West Cost and East Coast, including the Pentagon, would likely be crippled by the unmanned Poseidon craft, and that the entirety of U.S. territory is within range of Russia's Sarmat and Avangard missiles. Leonkov explained that Russia's Zircon missile is designed primarily as an anti-ship missile that can destroy American strike groups and that the noiseless submarines that carry the Zircon – such as the Borei- and Yasen-class submarines – are unlikely to be detected despite the modernization of American detection equipment. He also said that Europe would be unlikely to allow the U.S. to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in its territory, but that it might not be able to prevent the U.S. from doing so. The broadcast is against the backdrop of tensions between Russia and the U.S. surrounding American withdrawal from the INF Treaty after accusing Russia of violating the agreement. On February 20, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federation Council and commented on the America withdrawal from the INF Treaty. He warned Washington against deploying medium and short range missiles in Europe. This video was uploaded to the Internet on February 27, 2019.


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