NATO Condemns Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Challenge as “Unacceptable”


NATO — the alliance organisation of European nations that promotes peace in the North Atlantic region — has announced that Russian threats to its 29 members were “unacceptable and counter-productive”.

The announcement comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a new arsenal of hypersonic weapons billed as “invincible” and “unstoppable”.

With ties between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows over the Syria and Ukraine conflicts, Mr Putin has stoked fears of a new arms race, and a new Cold War, with the announcement on Thursday of hi-tech weaponry that can travel at many times the speed of sound.

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