Putin Is Testing a Weapon That Could Reportedly Topple America
(TargetLiberty.org) – The US and Russia are the world’s biggest nuclear powers. The two countries have long followed the mutually assured destruction doctrine for decades. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened to launch a nuclear attack in the last several months, and now reports indicate he’s conducting tests.
On October 26, Putin oversaw Russian nuclear drills that reportedly involved submarines, missiles, and planes. The Daily Mail reported Colonel Igor Korotchenko, the editor-in-chief of the country’s National Defense magazine, said the drills were aimed at the United States and United Kingdom. He claimed the military was practicing in the event its “enemies” decided to launch a nuclear strike against Russia first.
While the magazine editor was full of bluster, not everyone agrees with his assessment. Russia’s Ambassador to the UK, Andrey Kelin, spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about the possibility of his country using nuclear weapons — he claimed it’s off the table.
“Russia is not going to use nukes,” claims Russia’s Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin. “It is out of the question,” he told me in an exclusive interview, on a day when Russia is conducting military nuclear training drills. Is it off the table, I asked? “Yes, I am saying that.” pic.twitter.com/cgop4obn3J
— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) October 26, 2022
The nuclear drills were reportedly the first since Russia invaded Ukraine. The last ones took place five days before the invasion. Reports indicate the US knew the exercises were taking place because Putin is required to notify them under the terms of the New Start treaty.
What do you think about the latest nuclear tests? Are you concerned about Putin using weapons?
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