Russian expert: In case of a Conflict, Russia Would Use “Kinzhal” Missile
MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – According to the military expert, Lieutenant-General Yuri Netkachev, in the event of a conflict with NATO or the United States, one of the first Russian targets would be the possible new U.S. military base, Ford Trump, which could be neutralized with the help of the operational tactical Iskander missiles, learned Bulgarian Military.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
Iskender missiles are deployed in the western part of the country, but in a conflict it may be necessary to be used the Oniks cruise missiles, which are in service in the Russian Baltic Sea fleet.
“Of course, it is possible to use the Kinzhal hypersonic missile in our aviation, as well as missiles with thermal pressure, which have a great destructive power” Yuri Netkachev commented.
BulgarianMilitary.com reminds that in the middle of March this year, Vladimir Putin confirmed the development of new nuclear systems as well as the new Russian hypersonic missile system “Kinzhal”.
The new US military base is on a proposal from Polish President Andrzej Duda, which he confirmed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA. He noted that Warsaw had offered Donald Trump the U.S. military to choose a place for positioning the military base, as Poland will build the infrastructure at its own expense
According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Gruško, a possible new US base in Poland is a subject that concerns not only Russian security but also the security of Europe on the whole. He recalled that the agreement between NATO and Russia, explicitly forbids the “permanent deployment of substantial combat forces on a permanent basis” near the border with Russia and if the U.S. proceeds to this action, Moscow will be forced to accept “additional military and technical precautions”
BulgarianMilitary.com reminds that on March 28, Poland signed a contract with the U.S. for a purchase of two Patriot Configuration 3+ systems, which are medium-range air and missile defense systems, as it is expected to be delivered by 2020.
Russian analysts claim that the preparations for the building of the new U.S. Fort Trump base are in progress as during the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Congress examined and approved the U.S. draft budget for 2019, in which it is obvious the allocation of $ 144 million for Poland in the framework of the “European Intervention Initiative.”
According to the former chief of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Russia’s Defense Ministry, Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov: “under similar conditions, Russia must develop specialized defense centers against the U.S.” At the same time, the Russian expert’s opinion is that “the United Nations potential should be used on issues related to deter the U.S. aggressive policy.”
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Source: Nezavisimaya Gazeta