Daesh took 700 hostages in Syria, including foreigners, Putin says

Frederick Owens
October 20, 2018

Putin cautioned that Russia's new "hypersonic missiles" have given it a competitive edge over other countries, whereas he said other countries are one-and-a-half to 2 years behind the curve.

"We have run ahead of the competition. Everything started with the tragic events in schools in the USA", he said at a forum in Sochi, adding that unstable young people were creating "fake heroes for themselves" and "reaching out for a surrogate for heroism in the absence of the real thing". Putin said that another new weapon, the Avangard, is set to enter service in the next few months.

The comments come after a national address last March during which Putin showcased Russia's weapons development successes.

"It would naturally mean a global catastrophe, but I want to emphasize that we can't be those who initiate it because we don't foresee a preventative strike", Putin said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had called Putin's peace treaty proposal "unacceptable", the Russian president revealed, according to the Asahi Shimbun.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country will only use its nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack on the country.

The Islamist terrorists have already murdered a number of hostages and warned that they will perform daily executions, the Russian president has said. Earlier this year, Putin said the Avangard has an intercontinental range and can fly in the atmosphere at a speed 20 times the speed of sound, making it capable of piercing any missile defense system.

The attack on the refugee camp came after an intense clash between ISIS and the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces. "Russian ties", adding that Moscow is ready for that "at any moment".

"We're not creating healthy (Internet) content for young people. which leads to tragedies of this kind", he said.

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