Vladimir Putin has ordered nationwide nuclear drills on Tuesday over the “danger of armed conflicts involving nuclear powers” with Russia.
This is the first nationwide nuclear drills, but there has been smaller exercises in various areas.
Martial law will be enacted in the nuclear exercise with the simulation having 70% of the housing and infrastructure destroyed in a nuclear attack from the West.
The nuclear exercise will also simulate radiation contamination across swathes of Russia, and officials from civil defence leaders to heads of state corporations.”
According to the Baza Telegram channel the country wide drills are due to the “growing danger of armed conflicts including [with] nuclear-capable powers near Russia’s borders.”
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The scenario for the nuclear exercises reads, “In some constituent entities [regions] of the Russian Federation, as a result of emergencies or other types of physical impact, complete destruction of life support facilities and up to 70% of the housing stock is possible.”
Adding,“accidents at hydraulic structures, chemically and radiation hazardous facilities’ resulting in ‘secondary hazards.”
The document further warns, “The risk of armed conflicts escalating into local and regional wars, including those involving nuclear powers, is increasing.
“The threat to the safety of the population is posed by the risk of the use by a possible by the enemy of modern long-range means of defeat, as well as possible attacks using unmanned aerial and watercraft.”
Mikhail Kovalchuk, head of the Kurchatov Institute is demanding that Putin re-starts nuclear weapon’s testing in the Arctic.
If this were to happen it would be the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, he wants Putin to test the weapons to spark fear into Western leaders.
Kovalchuk is a close friend of Putin and said, “I think this is a correct idea.
“This is exactly the same situation now. It is enough to conduct tests on Novaya Zemlya [Russian Arctic archipelago].
“At least once. And everything will fall into place.”
Putin loyalist MP and army commander Lt-Gen Andrei Gurulev warned, “Our strategic capability is our [nuclear triad].
“This is what is designed for the landmass of the United States of America. This is specifically for them.
“And they know very well that after that there will be no United States of America. We 100% inflict an unacceptable defeat on the USA. They know that.”