Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
Russia has passed the peak of modernization of military equipment and more this volume of work is not required, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, commenting on the decline in defense spending. It is reported owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC on Monday, November 11.
“This is due to the fact that we slipshod to these questions are” — he said.
November 6, Putin said that Russia has no analogues in the world of weapons. In October the President reported on the development impact of developments to be able to overcome any missile defense system.
According to the Russian leader, last year’s military expenditure amounted to 2.8 trillion rubles, which is approximately 2.8 percent of GDP. According to him, the US defence budget is much larger.
In August 2017, announcing budget cuts for defense in 2018, Putin assured that it will not affect the plans for the rearmament of the army and Navy.
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