US President Donald Trump’s security advisor John Bolton claimed that Russian military equipment is being developed based on stolen technology, reported News.am.
In an interview with Voice of America when asked about recent explosion in Severodvinsk, Russia, Bolton stated that the incident “demonstrates that although Russia’s economy is roughly the size of the Netherlands, it’s still spending enough on defense to not only modernize their nuclear arsenal, but to build new kinds of delivery vehicles – hypersonic glide vehicles, hypersonic cruise missiles – largely stolen from American technology.”
#Russia aiming "to not only modernize their nuclear arsenal [but] to build new kinds of delivery vehicles, #hypersonic glide vehicles, hypersonic cruise missiles" @AmbJohnBolton tells @VOANews's @greta, alleging capabilities "largely stolen from American technology"
— Jeff Seldin (@jseldin) August 14, 2019
Jeff Seldin of Voice of America tweeted that Bolton believes that Russia is “aiming to not only modernize their nuclear arsenal [but] to build new kinds of delivery vehicles, hypersonic glide vehicles, hypersonic cruise missiles … largely stolen from American technology.”
Bolton bragged that the US knows more about the explosion than everybody else. “We know more than I’m going to tell you,” he said. “Dealing with this capability and possibility that other countries would get it too remains a real challenge for the United States and its allies.”
The explosion took place in the Nyonoksa village near Severodvinsk, region of Arkhangelsk. According to official reports, the incident happened while testing new jet engine.
Bolton also commented on recent protests in Hong Kong and said that “the Chinese have to look very carefully at the steps they take, because people in America remember Tiananmen Square. It would be a big mistake to create a new memory like that in Hong Kong.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website