How did America describe the nuclear arsenal?
The American intelligence revealed that the Russian nuclear arsenal is the most powerful in the world, and confirmed that it continues to improve, with the expansion of the scope of non-strategic strike systems.
As stated in the annual report on the threats facing US intelligence: “Russia maintains the largest and most powerful stockpile of nuclear weapons, and continues to expand and modernize its capabilities in the field of nuclear weapons.”
Also, according to intelligence estimates, Russia is working to improve long-range nuclear missiles and “submarine launch systems,” expanding and modernizing “a broad, diverse and modern line of non-strategic systems” capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
The report also stated: “Moscow believes that these systems give it the ability to deter adversaries, control potential escalation of hostilities, and confront US and allied conventional forces.
On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message to the Federal Assembly that Russia is suspending its participation in the Russian-American Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, stressing that his country is not withdrawing from the treaty.