CND condemns new nuclear arms race
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today expressed grave concern at "the latest phase in the new nuclear arms race". Russia today announced plans to upgrade its nuclear systems including new nuclear submarines and a system of aerospace defence. Mr Medvedev, the Russian President, said that the new systems were necessary in response to US plans to site missile defence facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic. The US has pressed ahead rapidly with these bases over the past few weeks in spite of majority popular opposition in those countries and clearly expressed Russian concern.
full press release: http://www.cnduk.org/index.php/press-releases/global-abolition/cnd-condemns-new-nuclear-arms-race.html
Russia orders upgrade of its nuclear deterrent (Reuters)
By Denis Dyomkin - Friday, September 26, 2008
DONGUZ TESTING RANGE, Russia (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it would build a space defence system and a new fleet of nuclear submarines by 2020, beefing up its nuclear deterrent at a time of heightened tensions with Washington.
full article: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080926/tpl-uk-russia-medvedev-deterrent-81f3b62.html
Russia boosts nuclear arsenal
ITN - Friday, September 26, 2008
Russia has said it will build a space defence system and a new fleet of nuclear submarines by 2020, amid heightened tensions with the US.
full article: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080926/twl-russia-boosts-nuclear-arsenal-41f21e0.html
Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Deterrent By 2020
MOSCOW, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- With the recent five-day Georgia war highlighting its aging arsenal, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered to upgrade the former Communist country's nuclear deterrent and equip the armed forces with latest weapons by year 2020.
full article: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=361643