Russia is not entering arms race but trying to react to likely threats — Kremlin

Russia is not entering a new arms race but just trying to react to likely threats, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday.

Russia is not entering a new arms race but just trying to react to likely threats, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday.

"Russia is not entering an arms race. It is trying to provide a response to possible threats somehow. No more than that," he said.

"We are not joining an arms race," he reiterated. "We are against arms races. Naturally, this weakens our opportunities in the economy."

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