There has been much speculation amongst the West that Russia are “preparing for nuclear war” after the Russian Ministry of Defence shared a video of a intercontinental ballistic missile being loaded into a silo.
The nuclear capable Avangard glide vehicle was seen being loaded into a launch silo which has led to Moscow’s intentions.
Dmitry Peskov the Kremlin’s spokesman said that Moscow preparing for a nuclear war is “unacceptable madness,” and said the remarks are “insane accusations.”
Earlier this month NATO was warned by a top Vladimir Putin ally there is a grave risk that Russia will use weapons of mass destruction as tensions have hit boiling point over the war in Ukraine and NATO’s involvement.
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Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev warned that the US have “destructive policies.”
Patrushev said, “The natural consequence of the United States’ destructive policies is the deterioration in the global security.”
The state-run TASS news agency, said that Patrushev warned, “The risk that nuclear, chemical and biological weapons will be used is increasing.
“The international arms control regime has been undermined.”
Tensions between Moscow and Washington are at the highest they have been since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 when the world on the brink of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
In late October Vladimir Putin announced that the nuclear capable hypersonic Avangard missile is “ready for combat” which can travel 27 times the speed of sound.
Moscow claims the missile can travel at 20,000mph and can hit a target anywhere in the world within 30 minutes or less as it uses a hypersonic glide vehicle which kicks in once it is outside the earth’s atmosphere.
Putin said, “The Avangard is invulnerable to interception by any existing and prospective missile defence means of the potential adversary.”
Pool Number 3 outlet said that “the next Avangard hypersonic missile system has entered combat duty.”
The outlet stated, “In the Orenburg region, work continues to re-equip the Yasnensky missile formation with the Avangard silo-based missile system.
“An intercontinental ballistic missile is loaded into a silo launcher using a special transport and loading unit.
“The infrastructure of the position area has been prepared for the deployment of the next missile regiment on combat duty, including facilities for preparing duty shifts, combat duty and personnel rest.”