Putin promised Russia wouldn’t be the first to actually deploy medium-range cruise missiles — but would follow suit if the U.S. does.
“There’s really no other subtext.”
“Listen to Russian President Vladimir Putin and trust him.”
“A state of confrontation with the West has become a necessity for Putin’s regime.”
“No existing or prospective missile defense had any chance in making a dent in Russia’s ability to retaliate against the United States with nuclear weapons.”