The Russian President has renewed his warning to the United States that its actions are sparking a new arms race. Speaking after talks with his Greek counterpart, Vladimir Putin said Moscow’s missile test on Tuesday was in response to US steps that have undermined world security.
“We will continue to improve our resources but we are not the initiators of this new round of the arms race,” he said. “What are we supposed to do? We can’t just observe new bases in eastern Europe.” Russia test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile featuring multiple warheads.
Senior officials claim they could pierce any missile defence system, including the planned US shield in Europe, which Washington says is intended to counter “rogue states.”