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Russia: No Other Country Will Gain ‘Military Superiority’

Business Insider reports that “Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday he would not let anyone gain military superiority over Russia and that he would fulfill a plan to modernize the armed forces by 2020.”  

“Russia, hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and a fall in oil prices, is expected to enter recession this year, but Shoigu said he would carry out the multibillion-dollar plan approved by President Vladimir Putin.”  

“The task set by the president — to prevent (others’) military superiority over Russia — will be fulfilled unconditionally,” Interfax news agency quoted Shoigu as telling a Defense Ministry meeting”

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