Putin Opens Rail Bridge Linking Russia to Crimea

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On 31 December 1999, Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin, announced his decision to step down, appointing Vladimir Putin as the acting head of state.

Speaking at a meeting with top military brass, Putin said that for the first time in history Russian Federation has an edge in designing a new class of weapons unlike in the past when it was catching up with the United States, reports AP.

The Post quoted one former senior White House official who said Trump was quite explicit on this point, saying he knew Ukraine was the real culprit, US intelligence be damned, because "Putin told me".

The United States and other countries also have worked on designing hypersonic weapons, but they haven't entered service yet.

The press conference comes a day after usa officials voted to place strict sanctions on Russian Federation.

Mr Putin boarded a three-carriage apply throughout the Crimean metropolis of Kerch, stood throughout the cab beside the driving force and sounded the horn, sooner than sitting with Mr Rotenberg along with Russian and native officers as they travelled all through the strait to Taman in southern Russia.

Two other former officials said the senior White House official described Trump's comment to them.

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But on Thursday Putin said the word "successive" could be removed from the country's basic law, a move that could rule out any such job swap scenario in 2024 when his current mandate ends.

China also is developing hypersonic weapons. Putin claimed the Kinzhal missiles can change course and altitude to escape interception.

Russian Federation annexed Crimea five years ago at the height of the separatist conflict in Ukraine.

- He denied Russian military forces had any involvement in the breakaway Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk and said mercenaries in the conflict included Germans and French on both sides.

Russia's ties with the West have remained at post-Cold War lows, but Putin argued that Russian Federation has recovered and become more resilient to shocks from Western penalties and fluctuations in global energy prices.

Putin on Tuesday described a buildup of NATO's forces near Russia's western borders and the USA withdrawal earlier this year from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty among top security threats. "Our technology must be better". -Russian arms control deal will remove the final barrier stemming an arms race.

Putin's aides have, according to some reports, been looking for ways to prolong his time in power by amending the constitution or finding a new post for him. Manafort was working at the time alongside Konstantin Kilimnik, whom US intelligence considers a Russian intelligence asset.

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