VLADIMIR Putin has bragged his war machine can now deliver an "unpreventable strike" against its enemies as he paraded his naval might.
The Russian strongman’s boast comes days after military officials announced tests of advanced new hypersonic weapons — from an arsenal Putin has described as "invincible".
Putin's chilling warning follows an incident in the Black Sea in June when Russia said it had fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of a British warship HMS Defender to chase it out of Crimea waters.
Speaking at a parade of warships in St Petersburg yesterday, the president said: "The Russian navy today has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of our country and our national interests.
"We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike against it."
Putin added Russia had secured its place among the world's leading naval powers, including by developing "the latest hypersonic precision weapons still unrivalled in the world".
Putin threatens to hit enemies with ‘unpreventable strike’ as he parades naval might in chilling warning to west
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