On Wednesday Vladimir Putin gave a chilling warning to the West threatening to use nuclear weapons and said this “iwe are not bluffing.”
He ordered a partial mobilisation which will see around 300,000 reserve troops to fight on the frontline in Ukraine, and the Russian tyrant could “extrapolate” something “like 25 million reservists” if he orders a full scale mobilisation.
Following the threat of a nuclear war, four nuclear capable B52s bombers from 5th Bomb Wing left RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire and were last seen heading over the North Sea.
The B52 bomber calls signs were recorded, at, 08:57 RUMOR12 B-52 60-0026, 09:15 RUMOR11 B-52 60-0023, 10:09 RUMOR14 B-52 60-0034 and 10:39ish RUMOR13 B-52 60-0005.
In August the USAF B52 bombers conducted a low-approach flyover over southeastern Europe in a training exercise.
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General James Hecker, USAFE-AFAFRICA and AIRCOM Commander said at the time, “America’s resolve to support our Allies in southeastern Europe and our collective efforts with NATO have, indeed, never wavered.
“We will continue to ensure mutual protection of the freedom that all of our nations cherish.”
In an address to the nation, Putin gave a chilling warning, “If there is a threat to the territorial integrity of our country, and in protecting our people we will certainly use all means to us – and I’m not bluffing.
“Those trying to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the tables can turn on them.”
Sergei Markov, a former member of the Russian State Duma [Parliament] and a close advisor to Putin, told the BBC’s Today programme that Putin has made it crystal “clear,” he is ready to use his nuclear arsenal against the West, which includes an attack “against Great Britain.”
Markov the US President Joe Biden, the former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and now Liz Truss could be the ones to blame for nuclear war because of their “crazy behaviour” over the war in Ukraine.
Markov said,“When Great Britain continues to be the aggressor against Russia, if the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Liz Truss, still has the plan to destroy Russia, people in London should understand this threat comes from Liz Truss, who is the aggressor.
“Now we are liberating Ukraine from your British-American occupation… You support nuclear terrorism.”
He acknowledged that nuclear attacks will “kill a lot of people in Western countries,” but then went on to say that Russia “has no reason” to use tactical nuclear weapons against Ukrainians.
He added, “Ukrainians are our brothers, but Ukraine is occupied by Western countries who make a proxy army from Ukrainians and it’s Western countries fighting against the Russian army using Ukrainian soldiers as their slaves.
“Russia does not want everybody in the world to die, but what Russia wants is to solve this war with Western countries conducted against Russia on Ukrainian territory which Western countries in fact occupy.”