New powerhouse in sight? President on Sunday Vladimir Putin The Russian fleet announced that it was going to equip itself “in the coming months”. Zircon hypersonic cruise missile “Knows no obstacles”.
“The Russian fleet is capable of a lightning response to anyone who decides to undermine our sovereignty and independence”, the head of the Kremlin assured at a naval parade in St. Petersburg (north-west), stressing that its military equipment is “subject to continuous improvement”.
“Invincible” weapons according to Russia
The Zircon cruise missiles, which have a maximum range of about a thousand kilometers, belong to a new family of weapons developed by Russia that Putin describes as “invincible.” They have been conducting their experiments since October 2020.
According to Vladimir Putin, the Admiral Gorchkov frigate is the first Russian ship to be equipped with these missiles, while the ship’s deployment area will be chosen according to “Russia’s security interests”. “The homeland is a sacred concept for all of us, and defending it is the duty and meaning of life for each of us,” the Kremlin master added.
A parry and attack
Vladimir Putin presided over a naval parade on Sunday Saint Petersburg More than 40 ships, submarines and 3,500 military personnel were brought together in this former imperial capital to mark Russian Fleet Day, which was widely celebrated across the country.
In Sevastopol, Russia annexed CrimeaCelebrations were canceled on Sunday morning after a drone strike targeted the crew of a Russian Black Sea ship, injuring six.
Local authorities blame attack on ‘Ukrainian nationalists’ as Russia faces Ukrainian counteroffensive In the Kherson region, Located not far from Crimea. Ukraine has denied any involvement in the attack.
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