Russia holds massive nuclear exercise, observed by dictator Putin

26 October 2022, 04:46 PM
The Russian Federation claims that the exercises provided for

The Russian Federation claims that the exercises provided for "a response to an enemy nuclear strike" (

Russia has conducted exercises to practice launching a massive nuclear attack, Russian media reported on Oct. 26, citing the country’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The exercises were observed by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

The aim of the exercises was to practice Russia’s “response to a nuclear strike by the enemy”, according to Russian media.

“The launch of a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk State Test Cosmodrome and a Sineva ballistic missile from the Barents Sea were carried out at the Kura test site in Kamchatka,” the Kremlin website says.

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“Tu-95MS long-range bombers were also involved in the mission, launching cruise missiles from the air.”

Following a series of embarrassing military setbacks in Ukraine, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has now several times resorted to threatening Ukraine and the world community with hints at his “readiness” to use nuclear weapons.

“If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we use all available means to protect our people – this is not a bluff,” Putin said in an address on Sept 21, during which he also announced a military mobilization – the first in Russian since the Second World War.

In response to that, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on NATO to take preventive measures instead of waiting for Russia to fulfill its threats.

U.S. President Joe Biden in turn said that the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine would be a “very serious mistake” for the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, Moscow has recently started a new nuclear disinformation campaign, accusing Kyiv of planning to use a so-called “dirty bomb” (a type of radiological weapon of mass destruction that scatters a radioactive substance over a large area)on its own territory to “discredit” the Russian Federation.

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