Russia warns US against hypersonic missiles in Europe, which could lead to “inadvertent conflict”

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The Russian Embassy in the United States did not mince words in a tweet Monday evening warning Washington not to deploy hypersonic missiles in Europe.

The tweet begins with a red exclamation mark and reads: “We would like to remind @PentagonPressSec that the potential deployment of everything [American flag] hypersonic [missile] in Europe would be extremely destabilizing. Their short flight time would depart [Russian flag] little or no decision time and increase the likelihood of inadvertent conflict. “

The tweet comes as the United States reportedly turned its attention away from a railgun to hypersonic technology.

John F. Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, held a press conference on Monday and was asked by a reporter about Russia’s claim that it successfully tested a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile. Reuters reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the weapon has no equal in the world.

Of course, in a military conflict, the country that can strike first and most decisively wins. While the United States is believed to have the fiercest submarine fleet in the world, Russia’s hypersonic advancement seems to have been noticed, especially since these missiles are apparently designed to have nuclear capability.Ies.

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“We are certainly aware of President Putin’s claims,” ​​Kirby said, according to a transcript of his press conference. “And while I won’t go into detail or provide any sort of analysis on his claims, it’s important to note that Russia’s new hypersonic missiles are potentially destabilizing and pose significant risks because they are systems with nuclear capacity. “

In this photo, taken from a video released by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense, a new hypersonic Zircon cruise missile is launched by the Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov from the White Sea in northern Russia , in Russia, on Monday, July 19, 2021.
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In this photo, taken from a video released by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense, a new hypersonic Zircon cruise missile is launched by the Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov from the White Sea in northern Russia , in Russia, on Monday, July 19, 2021.
(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Kirby said the United States was working “closely with its allies and partners, including NATO, to try to control these destabilizing activities.”

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The Pentagon did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News shortly after the Russian embassy tweet.

Al Jazeera reported that the missile was fired from a warship in the White Sea. Russia claimed the missile traveled seven times the speed of sound and nailed a target about 217 miles away.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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