Strategic Air Command Ready to Hit Terrorist Bases
(RIA Novosti) – The Russian Air Force’s strategic air command
is ready to launch preventive strikes against terrorist bases
in different parts of the world. This was disclosed to RIA Novosti
in Moscow by Lt.-Gen. Igor Khvorov in charge of the afore-said
strategic air command.
air command is ready to accomplish this objective; and we were
prepared to do this a long time ago, Khvorov added.
the potential and range of strategic bombers, one can say that
terrorists will not be able to hide anywhere in the world, Khvorov
First of all,
the strategic air command aims to defend the state against external
enemies, so that any hotheads would not want to test the strength
of our state, Khvorov added.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov confirmed the possibility
of dealing preventive strikes against terrorist bases in any part
of the world.
We do not
rule out the possibility of launching preventive strikes against
terrorist bases in any part of the world, Ivanov said. Surely
enough, we will not name specific locations and deadlines in advance
because such preventive strikes would otherwise prove ineffective,