(AP) MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is developing a new form of nuclear missile unlike those held by other countries, news agencies reported.
Putin said research was now underway on new nuclear missile varieties and “I am sure that in the near future, weapons will appear … which are not and will not be possessed by other nuclear powers,” according to the news agency ITAR-Tass.
Meeting the leadership of Russia’s Armed Forces, Putin said, “International terrorism is one of the major threats for Russia. We understand as soon as we ignore such components of our defense as a nuclear and missile shield, other threats may occur,” he was quoted as saying.
“We’ll continue our efforts to build our armed forces and its nuclear component,” Putin said, according to ITAR-Tass.
No additional details were immediately available.