Russia continues to put spurs to bolstering up its defence capability.
Expressing serious concern over arms buildup and large-scale military drills of NATO that have been committed near its western border and the deployment of missile defence system at a recent council meeting of the Defence Ministry, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia could no longer step back.
If the West pursues a confrontational policy persistently, Russia will strongly cope with unfriendly moves by taking military steps, he warned.
Asserting that the regional situation surrounding borders has been aggravated since the number of flights by NATO strategic bombers has already doubled, Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu emphasized the need to take military measures for building up armed forces at the meeting.
According to him, about 260 warplanes including a strategic bomber, four warships, three submarines and over 2 900 pieces of technical equipment would be supplied to Russian armed forces.
And 34 warships and submarines will be built until 2030 and the number of high-precision weapon carriers and different other cruise missiles will increase by 30 percent and 100 percent respectively by around 2026.