Peskov: Russia is not going to get involved in an arms race

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. The message of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly is not militaristic in nature, and presents new types of weapons – a guarantee of maintaining nuclear parity in the world, I’m sure the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

“This in no way can be considered the beginning of the arms race, for it is nothing but a retaliatory action of the Russian Federation for scrapping of the ABM Treaty out of the United States [of America] from the ABM Treaty and the very active process of creating a global missile defense system, which, in turn, obviously in the future was capable of disrupting strategic parity, and nuclear parity and, in fact, to neutralize the strategic forces of the Russian Federation”, – told reporters the representative of the Kremlin.

He stressed that the presented during the message to new types of weapons – “this is guaranteed the maintenance of strategic parity, which is necessary in the interests of world peace and stability.”

“In any arms race, Russia is not going to get involved”, – said Peskov.

Answering the question, are there fears in the Kremlin of increasing international isolation after the announcement of the “military part” of the message, the press Secretary of the head of state assured that “it is incorrect and exaggerated perception of the point of view of the President, which he outlined in his message.” Peskov reminded that the explanations of this point of view, Putin gave an interview to NBC, part of which aired March 2.

Sands drew attention to the fact that “the deterrent element of the nuclear triad from the point of view of international stability and security is well known and accepted by all”.

“In 2003, 2004, 2005, as the President said, Russia diligently warned the United States against such action of the missile defense system], indicating that Russia will be forced to go towards the restoration of parity”, – stated the representative of the Kremlin. According to him, “just what yesterday the President said, it is guaranteed to maintain strategic parity”.

“Putin said, and he started talking about this back in 2003-2005 that Russia will respond symmetrically to the U.S. plans and the ongoing work on the deployment of missile defense. We are talking about asymmetric response, the development of strike systems that are capable of overcoming any missile defense system that will be disproportionately cheaper in development and serial production, which, in fact, yesterday and told the President,” – said Peskov.

Therefore, in his opinion, “to perceive it as a kind of militaristic statement wrong.” A Kremlin spokesman also thinks it is wrong to perceive the idea of new weapons as the main part of the Message to the Federal Assembly.

Development of the Russian Federation of new weapons does not violate the nuclear parity

As noted by Sands, the development of Moscow’s new weapons do not violate the nuclear parity in the world.

“We have the brand parity exists,” he said.

Commenting on the words of the journalist that Russia has weapons, which can’t defend the other side, the Kremlin spokesman, said: “the other side also has weapons that are not able to defend Russia, and the parity. This is a guarantee that weapons will not be used. Russia is not developing weapons systems that will neutralize the strategic forces of the enemy, and it is very important to understand this.”

The representative of the Kremlin noted that Putin in interview to TV channel NBC noted that Russia for many years ahead has the potential, “which does not allow to neutralize our strategic nuclear forces potential, which is based on new weapons systems”.

“It is obvious that even if the Americans will continue to spend huge amounts of taxpayers’ money to improve its missile defense system, it is clear that the Russian developers will not sit on the spot and will be able to provide leadership and to prevent the parity shaken”, – said Peskov.

List of countries-allies of the Russian Federation obvious

Peskov stressed that Moscow has allied relations with a number of countries, including with members of the Organization of collective security Treaty.

Answering the question about who was referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly under the allies of Russia, which it will protect, Peskov said that “Russia has [obligations under] the CSTO, there are other allied obligations”. “It’s pretty obvious,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.

On specifying question, whether this number Syria, Peskov noted that the Syrian Arab Republic is an ally of Russia, but the two countries have “no comprehensive document on allied relations”.

About the allegations of violation of international law on disarmament

The Kremlin denies allegations of violation of any of the provisions of international law in the sphere of strategic stability, said Peskov.

“We categorically deny any accusations that Russia violates any of the provisions and articles of the international law on control of disarmament. Russia was, is and will remain committed to all its international obligations,” – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

That sent a message to Putin

March 1 read out the Message of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly aimed at the development, instead of confrontation, his goal – the welfare of the people and cooperation in the international arena, said the representative of the Kremlin.

He urged the press to carefully read the message and “to understand those accents which were set by the President.” “This is not a message of confrontation. This message development, improve the welfare of Russians and openness for cooperation with all countries in pursuance of our technological breakthrough,” – said Peskov.