Joe Biden has confirmed that Russia launched a ‘hypersonic missile’ at Ukraine and accused President Vladimir Putin of planning chemical and organic weapons attacks.
The US President warned Moscow of a ‘severe’ Western response if WMDs were used in its brutal warfare on Ukraine, telling a gathering of American business leaders in Washington on Monday March 21: ‘His [Putin’s] again is in opposition to the wall. They’re additionally suggesting that Ukraine has organic and chemical weapons in Ukraine. That’s a transparent signal he’s contemplating utilizing each.’
Biden continued: ‘They’re wreaking havoc on the, on the Russian navy, whether or not it’s their tanks or their helicopters or their plane.
‘And should you discover, they’ve simply launched their hypersonic missile, as a result of it’s the one factor that they will get via with out absolute certainty. It’s, as you all know, it’s a consequential weapon, however with the identical warhead on it as some other launched missile – it doesn’t make that a lot distinction besides it’s virtually not possible to cease it. There’s a motive they’re utilizing it.’
Several military specialists have questioned why the Russians would use the hypersonic weapon, if not to use Ukraine as a check run and send a political message.
The missiles are believed to fly at ten occasions the velocity of sound and be capable of evade air defenses.
Reacting to Russia accusing the US of holding chemical and organic weapons in Europe, Biden mentioned: ‘Merely not true. I assure you. And now Putin’s again is in opposition to the wall. He wasn’t anticipating the extent or power of our unity. And the extra his again is in opposition to the wall, the higher severity, the ways he might make use of.’
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