McRocketface out of the running in contest to name Putin's missile
- Author: Adam Floyd Mar 05, 2018,
Mar 05, 2018, 0:08
Merkel and Trump called on Russian Federation to stop participating in the bombardment of Damascus' rebel-held suburbs known as eastern Ghouta.They demanded the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad should be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons, attacks on civilians and the humanitarian blockade.
In the absence of any program and with Putin having refused to take part in TV debates with other candidates, the address suggested cutting poverty and improving the environment would be among the top goals of his expected new six-year term.
Robert Schmucker, a rocket scientist at the Technical University of Munich, voiced skepticism about Putin's statement, saying in an interview that building nuclear-powered cruise missiles in particular would be technically hard and basically pointless. "U.S. defense capabilities are, and will, remain second to none", she told reporters.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White also said the Defense Department wasn't surprised, adding that the US military is prepared to defend the nation.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss school and community safety in the wake of the Florida school shootings at the White House in Washington, D.C., on February 28.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that he can not "respond" to the US's accusations of Russian election interference "if they do not violate Russian laws". We're not surprised, " said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White following Putin's state of the nation address.
"So if he gets this new technology and rolls it out, these are longer range missiles and they're able to steer themselves in flight, which makes them not just ballistic, but cruise missiles".
The interview also came after Putin had boasted about a new Russian weapon that could evade a US-built missile defence system.
"No one in the world has anything like that", Putin said.
"We don't regard that as the behavior of a responsible global player", she said.
Putin's statement marked the first time the new systems were officially announced with a high degree of detail, and it wasn't immediately possible to assess the veracity of it or assess the degree of their readiness. Development on the weapon predates the fall of the Soviet Union.
He said that another new weapons system, called Kinzhal, already has been deployed in Russia's Southern Military District.
"Russia is not going to attack anyone, and these weapons do not present a danger to anyone who is not hatching plans to attack our country", he said.More news: Civilians stay put despite 'pause' in Syria bloodshed