(Observer News) On the 20th, local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned in the State of the Union address that if the United States deploys missiles in Europe, Russia will also be forced to deploy missiles and target the decision that poses a threat to Russia. center.
According to the Russian satellite news agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an annual State of the Union address to the Federal Assembly on the 20th. Putin said that if the United States deploys missiles in Europe, they will greatly intensify the security situation.
Putin said that this is a threat to Russia. It takes about 10 minutes for the missile to fly to Moscow. At that time, Russia will adopt a mirror asymmetric move.
In his State of the Union address, Putin said: Russia will be forced to manufacture and deploy weapons that will not only cover areas directly threatened by us (missile), but also those areas where decision-making centers that issue missiles are ordered.
Putin also pointed out that all the measures taken by Russia in the security field are defensive responses.
He said: Russia does not pose a threat to anyone. All the measures China has taken in the security field are responsive, defensive. Russia does not want to confront and does not want this to happen, especially with the world powers like the United States. It seems that our partners ignore the speed at which the world is changing and where it is heading. They are still practicing destructive and clearly wrong policies.
Putin stressed that the United States should first calculate the range and speed of the Russian weapon system, and then make decisions that may pose a serious threat to Russia.
Putin's annual State of the Union address to the Federal Assembly on March 1st said that Russia has developed an unmanned submersible capable of deep-water travel, traversing across continents, several times the speed of submarines, state-of-the-art torpedoes and all types of underwater Battleship.
Putin pointed out that this unmanned submersible can be equipped with both conventional ammunition and nuclear ammunition, capable of destroying various types of targets, including aircraft carrier battle groups. Putin said that the Russian Navy will receive seven new multi-purpose submarines.
Putin revealed that the Russian Federal Navy will receive seven new submarines 2-3 years ahead of schedule, and will also build five offshore warships for the Navy in the near future, and 16 ships of this class will be delivered by 2027. navy.
For Russian social issues, Putin said in his State of the Union address that Russia has entered a difficult period on the population issue and the birth rate is declining.
Putin said: Russia has entered a very difficult period on the population issue, and the birth rate is declining. It has been suggested that the reason is entirely objective, which is related to the huge casualties during the Great Patriotic War in the 20th century and the massive decline in population during the difficult period after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Putin stressed: But we should not take a succumb to this reality.
The Russian Statistical Office has previously issued a preliminary assessment report on the state of the population as of the beginning of 2019. According to the report, the population of Russia decreased by 87,000 in 2018. The last negative population growth in Russia occurred in 2008.
The Russian Ministry of Labor released a message at the end of January that Russia is expected to resume natural population growth from 2023 to 2024.