Putin Says Russia Beefing Up Nuclear Arsenal


KUBINKA, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year, a remark that is likely to increase alarm in the West.

Russia Says Will Retaliate if U.S. Weapons Stationed on Its Borders

Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) – A plan by Washington to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia’s border would be the most aggressive U.S. act since the Cold War, and Moscow would retaliate by beefing up its own forces, a Russian defense official said on Monday.