Vladimir Putin is deploying his new state-of-the-art Buk-M3 missile defense system in eastern Siberia in response to concerns over war breaking out in North Korea.  The move follows a warning by US defense secretary Jim Mattis this week that Kim Jong Un‘s regime is the world’s “most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security”.  The Buk-M3 has no match among Western armaments, according to Moscow which has expressed “profound concern” over recent North
Korean missile launches which “serve to heighten tensions”, with US warships already on patrol in the region. Deployment of the highly mobile, multifunctional mid-range air defense missile system will be in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, a mainly Buddhist region close to Lake Baikal in Siberia.  The Buk-M3 is seen as countering cruise missiles, theater ballistic missiles, aircrafts and helicopters, and this is its first deployment in the east of the country. READ MORE