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Putin set to simulate ‘what a nuclear strike looks like’ raising fears of a ‘nuclear escalation’

27th Jan 24 3:35 pm

A recent report believes that Russian researchers are preparing to simulate what a “nuclear strike looks like” by mimicking an atomic bomb using new technology.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) have raised concerns over the risk of a nuclear war and strongly believe that Vladimir Putin is now ready to use a small tactical atomic weapon in Ukraine.

Putin will simulate a nuclear attack using the new technology and Russian forces will carry out military exercises/

A report by state news agency, ITAR_TASS, reads, “The purpose of the model is to simulate what a nuclear strike looks like – the shock effect, flash of light and the mushroom cloud of a ground-based nuclear explosion.”

The Moscow Times reported that the new technology will be applied to “train radiation, chemical and biological intelligence units to determine the parameters of the epicentre of a nuclear explosion.”

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The ISS said in  their assessment of the risks, “A particularly troubling trend from a Western perspective is Russia’s belief in its ability to achieve and maintain dominance in an escalating environment, and to compensate for losses of personnel and equipment to a degree unimaginable to the West.”

The report added, “The more that can be understood of Russian doctrine and military thought related to NSNW, the more likely it is that deterrence with Russia can be maintained.

“Understanding Russia and maintaining deterrence vis-a-vis Russia is a matter of survival for the West.”

Moscow has repeatedly made threats to use a nuclear weapon on Ukraine, the West and NATO since the war started in Ukraine.

A doctoral research fellow at the Oslo Nuclear Project has warned that NATO are “closer to war” with Russia than most realise.

Fabian Hoffman warned this month that in his opinion the West “at best” two or three years to ensure there is a viable deterrence in place against Russia.

Writing on X Hoffman said, “We are much closer to war with Russia than most people realise.”

He added, “Rather than comprehensively defeating NATO in a prolonged ground war, similar to what we see in Ukraine, Russian doctrine suggests that Russia would attempt to coerce NATO into submission by signalling the ability to inflict progressively greater amounts of damage.

Hoffman said that this would “entail, in particular long-range strikes against critical civilian infrastructure across European NATO countries early on.

“The message to NATO governments: Don’t come to the support of your Eastern European allies, unless you want to see your population suffer.”

He then warned that “simultaneously, Russia” would then “extend” their “nuclear umbrella over any NATO territory” that they would be able to capture in their “initial assault.”

This therefore sends the “second message,” that “any endeavor to retake that territory, particularly by external NATO force (USA), will result in a nuclear escalation.”

Hoffman said, “The psychological fear of escalation, which may ultimately result in unacceptable damage, is supposed to open the door for negotiations about the future of NATO and the security architecture in Europe – of course, on Russia’s terms.

“This type of warfighting scenario is not a contest of forces, but primarily a risk-taking competition. The question becomes: Who will be the first to back down when confronted with the prospect of largescale war, including potential exchanges of strategic nuclear warheads?”

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