The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Russian army simulated the launch of missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in Kaliningrad, on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania.
A statement of the Ministry of Defense stated that during military exercises in Kaliningrad, the Russian army simulated “electronic operations” to launch mobile Iskander ballistic missile systems capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and carried out single and multiple strikes on targets simulating missile launchers, airfields, protected infrastructure, military equipment and command centers of an imaginary enemy. .
The announcement of this simulation comes on the 70th day of the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, and Russia put its nuclear forces on high alert after sending troops to Ukraine on February 24, and Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to retaliate “with lightning speed” if Western intervention occurred in the conflict. The war on Ukraine.
According to the statement, which was published yesterday, Wednesday, the Russian forces conducted a maneuver to change their location in order to avoid a “possible retaliatory strike”, and the combat units carried out simulations of “operations under conditions of radioactive and chemical contamination”, and more than 100 soldiers participated in those exercises.
The announcement of this simulation coincided with statements by Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, in which he criticized the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) declaration that it is no longer associated with Russia with any agreements; Which “means the possibility of transferring nuclear weapons to new members of the alliance, and conducting provocative military operations near our borders.”
It is noteworthy that Russian television showed during the past month several programs talking about the use of nuclear weapons against European countries, and a guest of one of these programs mentioned that London could be hit with “Sarmat” missiles, which are the latest Russian nuclear weapons. The guest said at the time that “Britain is so small that one Sarmat missile would be enough to sink it forever,” noting that the missile needed 202 seconds to reach London.