Putin told what pushed Russia to create unique weapons

The escalation of tensions provoked by the United States forced Russia to begin developing a new generation of weapons.

This statement was made by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

“The withdrawal of the United States of America from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 forced Russia to start developing hypersonic weapons. We had to create these weapons in response to the US deployment of a strategic missile defense system, which in the future would be able to actually neutralize, nullify our entire nuclear potential”, – the president said.

That is why Russia began developing the Avangard missile system. Now, Putin emphasizes, Russia for the first time in history possesses the most advanced weapon that no other country has.