President Vladimir Putin says Russia has developed an array of new, strategic nuclear weapons which cannot be intercepted. This marks a breakthrough that could dramatically boost Russia’s military capability, and raises concerns about a new arms race with the West. Putin showed off the weapons in his annual state of the nation address. They include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, underwater drone and hypersonic missile.
He said the new weapons can pierce through NATO’s US-led missile defence systems – rendering them “useless”, and, according to him, putting an effective end to Western efforts to limit Russia’s development.
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Moscow.
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