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Putin: We Could Supply Long-Range Missiles To Enemies Of West In Retaliation

•, by Tyler Durden

He suggested that he's mulling the option of providing adversaries of the West with Russian long-range missiles. Below is what he said: 

"That would mark their direct involvement in the war against the Russian Federation, and we reserve the right to act the same way," Mr Putin told a three-hour meeting with the senior editors of international news agencies.

Because using such Western weapons involves military personnel of those countries controlling the missiles and selecting targets, Mr Putin claimed Moscow could take "asymmetrical" steps elsewhere in the world.

"If they consider it possible to deliver such weapons to the combat zone to launch strikes on our territory and create problems for us, why don't we have the right to supply weapons of the same type to some regions of the world where they can be used to launch strikes on sensitive facilities of the countries that do it to Russia?" he said.

He then followed ominously with, "We will think about it." But it remains that clearly Russia needs to keep intact its arsenal and advanced weapon supplies as much as possible, considering it could be in for a years-long conflict in Ukraine and with its Western backers. The proxy fight is set to go on for the foreseeable future, and could easily escalate into direct war with NATO at this dangerous point. There was also this interesting moment during a Q&A with journalists...