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Vladimir Putin boasts he can hit enemies with an ‘unpreventable strike’

Vladimir Putin boasts he can hit enemies with an ‘unpreventable strike’ just weeks after Russia fired warning shots in path of British warship

  • Vladimir Putin said he had power to launch ‘unpreventable strike’ on enemies 
  • It comes as Russian military officials announced tests of advanced weapons
  • Comes after incident last month when Russia and UK ships in confrontation

Vladimir Putin boasted yesterday that Russia had the power to launch an ‘unpreventable strike’ against its enemies in a show of strength following the confrontation with Britain in the Black Sea.

The Russian president told a navy day parade in St Petersburg: ‘We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike.’

It comes as military officials announced tests of advanced new weapons – some of which come from an arsenal Mr Putin has described as ‘invincible’. 

Putin said last month Russia could have sunk the British warship HMS Defender, that it accused of illegally entering its territorial waters

He added: ‘The Russian navy today has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of our country and our national interests.’

His words follow last month’s incident when Russia said it fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of a British warship to chase it from Crimean waters. 

The Russian president told a navy day parade in St Petersburg: 'We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike'

The Russian president told a navy day parade in St Petersburg: ‘We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike’

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. 

Britain rejected Moscow’s account and said it believed any shots were a pre-announced Russian ‘gunnery exercise’ and there were no bombs.

Putin said last month Russia could have sunk the British warship HMS Defender, that it accused of illegally entering its territorial waters, without starting World War Three and said the United States played a role in the ‘provocation’.

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