Strong army guarantees Russia’s security in conditions of current risks — Putin

The Russian authorities will continue consistently developing the Armed Forces because the strong army guarantees the country’s sovereignty and security in the conditions of current risks, including at Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

The Russian authorities will continue consistently developing the Armed Forces because the strong army guarantees the country’s sovereignty and security in the conditions of current risks, including at Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Putin stressed that Russia now faces many threats, including in the immediate proximity of the country’s borders. "That is why a strong army that is equipped with modern weapons, is a gurantor of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia, guarantor of peaceful and calm life of millions of our compatriots. I am confident that you understand it very well," Putin said at the solemn ceremony in honor of graduates of higher military educational institutions.

The Russian president confirmed that the authorities will continue consistently developing the Armed Forces, complete structural changes launched over the last years to increase efficiency of military control systems and decision-making.

Putin noted that strategic nuclear forces in the country are being strengthened, along with units of space defense, and that combat potential of almost all types of forces has grown. At the same time, cutting-edge military equipment is provided to Russia’s army in accordance with State Armaments Program. The supply of high-precision weapons, combat robots and unmanned aerial vehicles presented at the Army-2015 forum has also been increased.

First published by TASS.

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