VLADIMIR Putin has warned “we are in grave danger” as he accused the United States of lying over its nuclear capabilities and revealed Russia continues to develop new generation warfare.
The Russian president issued the chilling warning to a group of journalists as he attempted to explain the reasons behind his country’s actions in recent months.
Maintaining a steely exterior, Mr Putin discussed the potential start of a second Cold War and warned the world is in “grave danger”.
He said: “Major global conflicts have been avoided in the past few decades, due to the geostrategic balance of power, which used to exist.
Mr Putin said: “We told them about the reactionary measures we were going to take. And this is what we did. And I assure you – that today, we have had every success in that area.
“I’m not going to list everything, all that matters is we have modernised our military-industrial complex and we continue to develop new generation warfare.
“I’m not even going to mention systems against the missile-defence system.
“No matter what we said to our American partners to curb the production of weaponry they refused to cooperate with us, they rejected out offers, and continue to do their own thing.
Mr Putin revealed Russia continues to develop new generation warfare
Mr Putin was speaking to journalists at the St Petersburg Economic Forum
The US moved nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romanic earlier this year in response to threats from Iran.
But Mr Putin rubbished the American explanation, suggesting the White House lied to Russia over the reasons behind the positioning of their missiles.
He said: “So here we are today and they’ve placed their missile defence system in Romania always saying ‘we must protect ourselves from the Iranian nuclear threat’.
“Where’s the threat? There is no Iranian nuclear threat. You even have an agreement with them and the US was the instigator of this agreement, where we helped. We supported it. But if not for the US then this agreement would not exist which I consider President Obama’s achievement.
Mr Putin said thanks to President Obama there is no Iranian nuclear threat
“But the missile defence systems are continuing to be positioned. That means we were right when we said that they are lying to us. Their reasons were not genuine, in reference to the ‘Iranian nuclear threat’. Once again, they lied to us.
“So they built this system and now they are being loaded with missiles.”
The Russian president added the US missiles in Romania are being loaded with ‘anti-missiles’ that can penetrate distances of up to 500km.
He added: “But we know that technologies advance. We even know in which year the Americans will accomplish a new missile, which will be able to penetrate distances of up to 1000km, and then even further.