Peskov: Chinese rockets on Russia’s border? No problem.


January 24, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

RIA Novosti, translated by J. Arnoldski –

Moscow does not perceive China’s development of its armed forces as a threat. This was stated by Russian Presidential Press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov in his commentary on media reports about the deployment of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles on the border with Russia.

On Tuesday, the Chinese newspaper Global Times wrote of the appearance of photos on the internet depicting the Chinese-made DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile. According to media reports, one of three of these rockets is deployed in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang which borders Russia.

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The DF-41 is a solid-fuel, ground-based mobile ICBM with a maximum range of more than 10,000 kilometers. It can be equipped with multiple individually-guided warheads. 

Peskov noted that China is a strategic ally of Russia as well as a partner in political and trade-economic terms.

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“We value our relationship. Without a doubt, we do not perceive any actions in terms of developing China’s armed forces or, if this information is true, military build-up in China, as a threat to our country,” Peskov stated. 

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