Nato calls Russia’s plan to boost its nuclear arsenal ‘sabre-rattling’

Nato has accused the Russian government of “sabre-rattling” after President Vladmir Putin announced plans to add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to its nuclear arsenal in 2015.

 

Mr Putin said the missiles will be able to “overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defence systems”, and that 70 per cent of the nation’s military equipment would be the most advanced and of the highest quality by 2020.

 

ICBMs generally have a minimum range of more than 5,500 km (3,400 miles), but Mr Putin did not disclose which missiles Moscow planned to acquire.

 

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