Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that his nation must guarantee its nuclear arsenal is capable of handling any global threats.
“We need to strengthen the strategic nuclear forces,” Putin said at a Russian Defense Ministry board meeting in Moscow Thursday, according to Tass.
Putin also praised Russia’s nuclear triad, which is a nation’s nuclear weapons delivery system including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), strategic bombers and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
“The state of the nuclear triad that plays a key role in keeping strategic parity was maintained at the proper level,” he said.
Putin said 60 percent of Russia’s nuclear armaments are modernized, and also urged the country not to neglect its non-nuclear military capabilities.