The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu expressed hope that terrorists won’t need to use nuclear warheads. At the same time, he stressed that, if necessary, “a new highly efficient” weapons can carry such warheads. Excerpts from the dialogue between the President and the Minister are published on the Kremlin website.
At this meeting, Shoigu showed “black box” was shot down on the Syrian-Turkish border, the su-24, and also reported about the successful missile strike on Syria caused from aboard a Russian submarine in the Mediterranean sea.
After hearing, Putin said: “In the matter of strikes from a submarine. Of course, we should analyse everything that happens on the battlefield, how the weapons works. And “Gauges”, and missiles X-101, in General, have proven themselves very well. This new, modern and highly effective, we understand it now, precision weapons, and can be equipped as a normal warhead, and warhead, that is, with nuclear content.”
“Naturally, in the struggle against terrorists that need nothing, I hope, never will need, the President added. But overall this indicates a significant move forward from the point of view of improvement of weapons and equipment, which arrives in the Russian army and Navy.”
Military space forces of the Russian Federation began operation in Syria on September 30. In the Russian defense Ministry reported that Russian planes strike targets of terrorists IG. The aviation group includes more than 50 aircraft and helicopters, including su-24M, su-25 and a new multifunctional su-34.
During the operation, the Federation has suffered the loss of two men killed during the incident in Turkey, the su-24. After that, Russia has deployed in Syria is antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-400.