The UK are now ramping up preparations for any possible nuclear conflict as warheads have been loaded onto HMS Audacious which is the Royal Navy’s top submarine.
After Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin officials have made repeated nuclear threats against the UK this is now a move of force to show against Moscow.
HMS Audacious was docked in Gibraltar alongside the USS Georgia which is an American nuclear submarine last week.
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The timing of the two nuclear submarines has been seen as a sign of unity as Western nations and NATO are beefing up their positions against any possible attack from Russia.
HMS Audacious is one of seven British Astute-class attack submarines which can serve in various key roles such as covert intelligence and is capable of launching nuclear weapons and the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile.
The British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday, that Britain’s priority is to “continue to support Ukraine’s sovereign integrity and their ability to defend themselves.”
Wallace added, that it is crucial to “get Russia out of where they are now” as they almost have all of the eastern flank from Crimea up to the Donetsk region.
The British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said now is the time “to push Russia out of the whole of Ukraine.”
She warned that Putin could be planning to take control of Moldova and possibly Georgia and she has strongly for the West to “double down” and go “further and faster” as Russian forces battle for the Donbas.