Putin watches his military prepare for Armageddon: Russian leader monitors simulated ‘massive nuclear strike’ as his forces carry out practice launch of ballistic and cruise missiles
- Putin monitored drills carried out by strategic nuclear forces from the Kremlin
- The drills were intended to simulate a ‘massive nuclear strike’ by Russia
- The Kremlin said all missiles that were test-fired reached designated targets
Vladimir Putin watched on today as Russia simulated a ‘massive nuclear strike’ with practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles as the country prepares for potential Armageddon.
The Russian despot monitored the drills from the Kremlin as the country’s strategic nuclear forces practised multiple launches of ballistic and cruise missiles.
Defence minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the drills were intended to simulate a retaliatory ‘massive nuclear strike’ by Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday monitored drills of the country’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles
The Russian despot monitored the drills from the Kremlin as the country’s strategic nuclear forces practised multiple launches of ballistic and cruise missiles
The manoeuvres followed Mr Putin’s warning about his readiness to use ‘all means available’ to fend off attacks on Russia’s territory in a reference to the country’s nuclear arsenals.
Wednesday’s drills involved the test-firing of a Yars land-based intercontinental ballistic missile from the northern Plesetsk launch site and the launch of a Sineva ICBM by a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea.
As part of the exercise, Tu-95 strategic bombers also launched cruise missiles at practice targets.
The Kremlin said that all tasks set for the exercise were fulfilled and all the missiles that were test-fired reached their designated targets.
Such drills involving land, sea and air components have taken place on an annual basis to train the country’s nuclear forces and demonstrate their readiness.
The Biden administration said on Tuesday that Russia gave notice it intended to stage routine drills of its nuclear capabilities.
The Pentagon and US State Department said Russia had complied with the terms of the last US-Russia arms control agreement in notifying Washington of the upcoming tests.
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The Russian exercise comes amid Moscow’s warnings of a purported Ukrainian plot to detonate a radioactive device commonly known as a ‘dirty bomb’ in a false flag attack to blame Russia.
Ukraine and its allies strongly reject the allegation.
There are fears that Russia is pushing the claims because that it what the Kremlin is planning to use the deadly device that uses explosives to scatter radioactive waste.
Shoigu today called his counterparts from India and China to convey Moscow’s concern about the purported Ukrainian plan.
He voiced Moscow’s concern about ‘possible Ukrainian provocations involving a ‘dirty bomb” in the calls with his Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh, and China’s Wei Fenghe, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.
The conversations followed Shoigu’s calls with British, French, Turkish and U.S. counterparts Sunday in which he made the same claim. Britain, France, and the United States rejected that claim as ‘transparently false.’
Despite the Western dismissal of the Russian claims, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisted that ‘we have the information that there is an ongoing preparation in Ukraine for such a terror attack.’
‘We will continue to energetically inform the global community about what we know to persuade it to take action to prevent such irresponsible action by the regime in Kyiv,’ Peskov told reporters.