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Putin’s nuclear bombers breach NATO airspace as Russia and Belarus start tactical nuclear drills

11th Jun 24 11:29 am

Putin’s nuclear bombers breach NATO airspace as Russia and Belarus start tactical nuclear drills

The Russian Defence Ministry has announced that the second stage of tactical nuclear drills has started.

Russia and Belarus are holding joint nuclear drills and Belarusian soldiers will undergo training to maintain the “readiness” for a nuclear war breaking out.

On Monday morning Russian nuclear bombers entered into Finland’s airspace which is the first time this has happened since the country joined NATO last year.

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Finland’s defence ministry said on Monday that the Russian bombers entered their airspace for around two minutes and flew 2.5km inside their territory.

Finland’s defence ministry said they are taking the “territorial violation seriously,” officials have started an investigation.

On Tuesday the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement, “In accordance with the decision of the president of the Russian Federation, the second stage of the drills of tactical nuclear forces has begun,” with Belarus and Russian forces for the use of tactical nuclear weapons for combat.

The statement added, “The military exercise intends to maintain the readiness of personnel and hardware from Russia and Belarus’ tactical nuclear weapons combat units in order to ensure the Union State’s unconditional sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Last month Vladimir Putin deployed nuclear weapons which was shown on Russian TV that showed footage of Russian forces deploying a Tu-22M3 long-range bomber along with a Kinzhal hypersonic missile.

Footage also shows Russian forces with an Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile system which can launch conventional and nuclear weapons.

Putin ordered the first stage of military exercises on the Ukrainian border over comments made by the West which has been seen as an escalation against the Russian Federation.

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