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after setting Nuclear deterrent forces on high alertOn Tuesday, Russia conducted military exercises with nuclear submarines, in the Barents Sea, in the Arctic Ocean. In Siberia, the country is testing ICBMs.
According to the statement of the Russian Northern Fleet, carried by the Associated Press, several submarines Nuclear weapons participate in exercises with the aim of “training maneuvers in storm conditions.” Several warships defending the Kola Peninsula, next to Finland, will join these exercises within days.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that units of the Strategic Missile Forces in Siberia’s Irkutsk region fired Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles into forests.
The guardian did not specify whether the exercises were linked to Vladimir Putin’s order to put nuclear forces on high alert. In addition to, It is also unclear whether the exercises represent a change in Russian nuclear exercises. – But it seems that the Russian president’s threats indicate provoking the West.
Last Thursday, Vladimir Putin noted, regarding military affairs, “Even after the dissolution of the Soviet Union [União Soviética] Losing a significant part of its capabilities, Russia remains one of the most powerful nuclear states.
Putin added that “no one should have any doubts about this.” Any potential aggressor He will face defeat and Serious consequences if you attack directly “to Russia. At the moment, the country’s deterrent forces correspond to the arsenal that contains it as a whole Almost half of the world’s atomic weapons exist.
In response, NATO and the United States maintained the same level of nuclear alert.But he criticized the Russian decision. Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of Military Organization, highlighted “The reckless and irresponsible way Russia talks about nuclear weapons.”
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