Vladimir Putin has ordered around 3,000 Tagil Rocket Division troops to be trained on the “highest degrees of combat readiness.”
Thousands of the Tagil troops will run “combat readiness” exercises with Yars thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles which have a range of 6,835 miles.
The military exercises in the Ural Mountain range will include how to “manoeuvre on combat patrol routes.”
Ukraine’s effective counteroffensive is seeing thousands of kilometres of territory being reclaimed and they are destroying vast amounts of Russian military infrastructure and soldiers which has put Putin and his forces on the back foot.
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This comes as the US President Joe Biden has made a major U-turn and will send the deadly Army Tactical Missiles System (ATACMS) which are long-range missiles known as the “wonder weapon.”
There have been many warnings over the past 19 months from Moscow and the Kremlin that if the West does not stop arming Ukraine with modern high-tech military equipment the war could be taken to another level.
Last month Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, warned of an “apocalypse” if Ukrainian forces keep attacking Crimea.
The set arrival of the US ATACMS will be a devastating blow for Putin and his forces which have the ability to hit any target in Crimea.
The Kerch bridge which joins Russia to Crimea will be high on the list of the ATACMS targets as it is used for troop movements and supplies which are sent to Putin’s forces on the front.
Other targets will most likely involve railways, main supply routes, command and control locations, field military headquarters, logistic hubs, communication posts and bridges as the ATACMS can strike targets with precision as far away as 180 miles.
Medvedev wrote on Telegram in August, “Ukrainian criminals announced that they received approval for any strikes throughout Russia, ‘for example, [to attack – ed.] Crimea.’
“If this is true (and there is no reason to doubt it now), then this is direct, legally significant evidence of the West’s complicity in the war against Russia on the side of Stepan Bandera’s state [Stepan Bandera was a leader of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, whom the Russians are afraid of – ed.].
“Sophisticated casus belli, and the opportunity for Russia to act within the jus ad bellum against everyone and everything in the NATO countries.
“Sad, unfortunately. The prophecies of the Apocalypse are getting closer.”