US to allies: Russia will launch weapons on satellites inside the yr | EUROtoday

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The new Russian anti-satellite nuclear system might be prepared for its first launch into orbit as early as this yr. If not the definitive weapon, Moscow is planning to at the least construct a prototype and the primary exams of the experimental system. Joe Biden's administration, based on rumors, has alerted European allies and associate international locations of the rising hazard in worrying tones and particulars.

With such a tool, furthermore, the Kremlin would tear up the treaty, l’Outer Space Treatywhich has banned orbiting nuclear weapons for the reason that Sixties, doubtlessly sparking an uncontrolled arms race in house.

The new warning was issued regardless of “categorical” denials by Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. And even when Washington's personal intelligence has leaked that the brand new army “capability”, if deployed, would symbolize a medium and long-term strategic risk, not essentially a right away one for American or NATO forces.

President Biden additionally publicly said that Russian battle developments pose “no nuclear threat to the American people or the world.” In quick, the goal of the brand new weapon is completely satellites.

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But the brand new advances of Moscow's troops in Ukraine, two years after the beginning of the invasion and the battle, and the sudden and unexplained dying on the age of 47 in a jail camp of the charismatic chief of the opposition to Putin, Alexei Navalny, they added urgency to the White House's want to answer the rising aggression displayed by Moscow.