Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Putin "hopes" nuclear weapons won't have to be used in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday praised a cruise missiles strike against terrorists in Syria carried out from a submarine.
Source: B92, RT
(Image made from YT video)
(Image made from YT video)
According to RT, he "expressed hope that these weapons would not have to be armed with nuclear warheads."
Putin made "the notable remark" as he was meeting in Moscow today with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who "reported the latest results of the anti-Islamic State ops in Syria," RT reported.

“We must analyze everything happening on the battlefield, how the weapons operate. The Kalibrs and KH-101 have proved to be modern and highly effective, and now we know it for sure - precision weapons that can be equipped with both conventional and special warheads, which are nuclear. Naturally, this is not necessary when fighting terrorists and, I hope, will never be needed,” Putin said.

“We’ve been registering the missiles launches, flights and, of course, their hitting the targets. We warned our Israeli and American colleagues about these launches," Shoigu said.

The Rostov-on-Don submarine, located in the Mediterranean, launches Kalibr-PL cruise missiles against terrorist targets near their stronghold in Raqqa:

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