Russia Warns U.S. Over Deploying Hypersonic Missiles in Europe – Pentagon Responds

The Russian Presidential Press and Information Office / Photo by Kremlin.ru

Even as Russia tests its new Zircon (Tsirkon) hypersonic missile, reported earlier by ADN, Russia warns the U.S. of deploying similar weapons in Europe. Zircon is one of several hypersonic missiles Russia is developing, including the massive 188-ton nuclear-armed Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) – NATO codenamed Satan-2. This, the biggest rocket in Russia’s nuclear arsenal, is expected to become operational next year.

These important Russian missile developments have prodded NATO and the U.S. to consider countermeasures, including deployments of their own hypersonic missiles currently being tested. But this has not gone over well with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin.

In an official tweet from Russia’s Embassy in the U.S., referencing prior remarks from Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby, it warned:

We would like to remind @PentagonPressSec that potential deployment of any [American flag] hypersonic [missile] in Europe would be extremely destabilizing.

Their short flight time would leave [Russian flag] little to no decision time and raise the likelihood of inadvertent conflict.

When asked about Russia’s warning, Kirby responded, according to Newsweek, by stating:

It’s important to note that Russia’s new hypersonic missiles are potentially destabilizing and pose significant risks because they are nuclear-capable systems.

Kirby added: “By contrast, the United States is developing solely non-nuclear hypersonic strike capabilities. So, alongside our NATO allies, we remain committed to deterrence while promoting greater stability in the region.” ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Do we have such missiles in our inventory

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

We have the missiles, just not a stable leader, the hidenbiden embarrassment, is the laughing stock of America and the world.This senile,frail,old,fool,puppet, is a spineless, traitor that needs to be removed, before we have any conflict anywhere.

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

The rest of the world must decide if they laugh more at globalist puppet, chester the molester biden or if they laugh more at globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep .

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
2 months ago

Just wait – Putin: Jump! Biden: How high?

Grace
Grace
2 months ago

Would you really wan’t to be led into battle by our fearless leader?
Biden is unfit, Hariss is unfit, Pelosi is crazy.These are the politicians next in the line up to the White house Tell me where are our world leaders? Not on the side of the SociaoMarxists. Not in the Democrat Party.

Mylesman
2 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Well said Grace. Those deranged people are almost beyond redemption. Is it time to go to war with the Clintons, obamas, bidens, pelosis? It appears they’ve declared war on us.

These democrats have always been toxic, unfortunately they’ve become malignant.

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  Grace

If globalist puppets were fit, they wouldn’t be globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ puppets, they would tell globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ to stick their bribes and globalist agendas up their a$$ like Trump did .

John
John
2 months ago

No problem, I’m sure Xiden will do whatever ANY foreign leaders tells him to do. America Bad, you know…

George
George
2 months ago
Reply to  John

Between Hunter, Joe, and the rest of the Biden family cartel, no one is worried about the US! Out potential adversaries have so much illegal activities by the Biden’s,they are absolutely terrified of making a move against any potential adversaries! As we are finding out, elections do have consequences!

nemo
nemo
2 months ago

Give O’Biden enough rope and he will manage to put America at the end of it after throwing the US off the cliff … seems to me that he is only interested in down grading America, and bankrupting our economic system.

George
George
2 months ago
Reply to  nemo

And lining his, andhisfamilies, pockets!

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  nemo

That is why globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ voter fraud reappointed globalist puppet, chester the molester biden for 46+ years .

C.A.
C.A.
2 months ago

In 6 months Biden’s been able to piss off every one of our allies and everyone of our adversaries! Jus Sayin…

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  C.A.

46+ years, globalist puppet chester the molester biden makes globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ very happy and very wealthy .

Mylesman
2 months ago

I’m a proud citizen of this country and a military veteran. And I’ve come to a conclusion. That is the democrat party is the enemy of free people everywhere.
This country is coming apart while the democrats try to chuck the constitution and replace it with their version of the communist manifesto. We are as far from E Pluribus Unum as I’ve ever seen.

David A. Marcelle
David A. Marcelle
2 months ago

Russia wants its cake and to eat it at the samd instance. Russia introduced these destablizing veapons : The West must never show meekness in equaling Russia in its provocations. What is good for rhe goose is good for the gander: Weapons of Terror matched by Weapons of Terror.

bill knight
bill knight
2 months ago

Hypersonics also would make excellent Ballistic Missile Defense missiles as forward deployed in Europe could take them out in boos phase!


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