Vladamir Putin said he hopes nuclear warheads will not be needed to deal with ISIS, after Russia launched cruise missiles against the terrorists from its submarine in the Mediterranean sea.
The Russian president said the new cruise missiles could be equipped with nuclear warheads, but hopes they would never need them.
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RT reports: Meeting in the Kremlin with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who reported the latest results of the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) ops in Syria, the Russian president made a notable remark.
“We must analyze everything happening on the battlefield, how the weapons operate. The Kalibrs (sea based cruise missiles) and KH-101 (airborne cruise missile) have proved to be modern and highly effective, and now we know it for sure – precision weapons that can be equipped with both conventional and special warheads, which are nuclear,” Putin said.
“Naturally, this is not necessary when fighting terrorists and, I hope, will never be needed,” the president added.