Advertisement

Putin Says US Missile Test Raises New Threats to Russia

Putin Says US Missile Test Raises New Threats to Russia

Created: August 21, 2019 04:49 PM

HELSINKI (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response.

Advertisement

The Pentagon said it tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, which accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers away. Sunday's test came after the U.S. and Russia withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such weapons.

Speaking after talks Wednesday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Putin argued that the quick test indicated the U.S. had begun work on the missile long before declaring its intention to withdraw from the pact.

He said that for Russia the test means "the emergence of new threats, to which we will react accordingly."

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Residents of Assisted Living Facility Achieve Goal of Riding Sun-Spot Bus

Duluth Heights Community Looking Forward to New Rink

State and Local Leaders Discuss Efforts to Address Affordable Housing in Minnesota

St. Louis County Commissioner Beth Olson Won't Run Again

Walker Appointee, Judge, Prof Face Off in High Court Primary

Minnesota House GOP Proposes Crackdown on Urban Crime

Advertisement