Russian Navy conducts nuclear drills as Putin puts nuclear weapons on high alert

Moscow: The Russian Navy has started an exercise with nuclear Weapons, submarines and surface-to-air missiles after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear missiles to be put on high alert.

The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet reported that several nuclear submarines were involved in the exercise. The Russian Navy is practicing how to conduct operations in stormy conditions.

The Russian Navy said several warships have been assigned to defend the Kola Peninsula in Russia’s northwestern part.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that a deadly intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from the Irkutsk region of Siberia during a covert exercise. However, the Russian Defense Ministry has yet to say whether the exercise marks a change in the country’s normal nuclear training activities.

NATO countries making provocative statements which are not acceptable: Russia

Such exercises have been conducted in this entire region several times a year till now. The nuclear exercise comes at a time when Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has said that the working hours of all Russian nuclear soldiers have been extended.

Earlier, Putin had ordered to put Russia’s nuclear program on high alert. Officials said the Strategic Missile Force and Long Range Aviation Command of the North and Pacific Fleets are battle-ready.

Earlier, Russian President’s Office spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused NATO of making provocative statements that were unacceptable. Earlier, US and British leaders had tried to downplay Putin’s threat of a nuclear attack. Britain’s defense minister has said that Russia’s nuclear program has not changed since Putin’s order. He said Putin probably wants to show the world that he has the ability to resist.

The fear of the third world war is haunting the world

Russia has the most nuclear warheads in the world and is estimated to have over 4,000 nuclear warheads. Putin was angered by the help of NATO weapons and economic sanctions in the midst of the fierce war in Ukraine. He had put his nuclear force on high alert. Due to this there is an atmosphere of panic in the whole world. On the other hand, many fear that the Third World War might start.

First published:March 2, 2022 at 12:43 pm

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