To say that Vladimir Putin is growing desperate would be a bit redundant at this point, if not utterly truer than it ever has been.
The Russian President’s failing and unwinnable war in Ukraine has ruined his standing in the global community, obliterated the once-mighty reputation of his army, and essentially signed his own death sentence, politically.
And now, in a sign that things have turned ever more humiliatingly troubled, Putin is claiming to have moved some of his hypersonic weapons to the Atlantic Ocean, in a move that could only be seen as a direct threat to the west.
In a video conference with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Igor Krokhmal, commander of the frigate named “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, Putin said the ship was armed with Zircon hypersonic weapons.
“This time the ship is equipped with the latest hypersonic missile system – “Zircon” – which has no analogues,” Putin said. “This is a hypersonic sea–based system.”
Russia has repeatedly attempted to suggest that the Zircon system is unable to be stopped by even the most modern missile defense weapons, although Moscow’s recent military failures have exposed the Kremlin’s grandiose fabrications wholesale.