If there was any doubt remaining as to whether or nor the United States had found herself back in a Cold War with the Russian Federation, they are now completely gone.
Vladimir Putin has taken up the mantle of the now-defunct Soviet Union, and is charging full steam ahead into an arms race with the world’s premiere superpower following the dissolution of an INF treaty that once boasted the two nuclear nations as participants.
Just days ago, Russia was thoroughly embarrassed when a nuclear missile test went awry, killing at least seven scientists before the state-sponsored media was able to shut down the flow of information. In retaliation, the US popped off a once-banned missile of her own.
Putin is now ratcheting things up significantly, and making sure there is no mistake why he’s doing so.
Days after the United States tested a new cruise missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for a symmetrical response.
His order comes weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a landmark arms control agreement between Washington and Moscow, collapsed on Aug. 2 amid concerns of a renewed arms race.
Putin told Russia’s Defense Ministry and other agencies to “study the level of threat posed by these US actions and take exhaustive measures to prepare a symmetrical response,” according to Russia-backed outlet RT.
He said Russia was aware that the U.S. had been developing prohibited weapons “for quite a long time.”
This is the latest in a long line of escalating tensions between the US and Russia, despite the American political left’s insistence that President Donald Trump is some sort of KGB double agent put into power by the Russian government.
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