Russia to deploy ‘unstoppable’ nuclear weapons says Putin

As featured in The Financial Times

Russian nuclear capability


Malcolm Chalmers, an analyst with the UK-based defence think-tank the Royal United Services Institute, said he was sceptical about Mr Putin’s claims that Russia had developed a nuclear-powered cruise missile. But he added: “This is a very clear signal that the Russians remain determined to maintain strategic nuclear parity with the US. Part of his [Putin’s] popular appeal is that he has restored Russia’s position as a great power and their nuclear arsenal is their strongest credible indicator of that.”