President Vladimir Putin has threatened the West with total nuclear destruction leaving ‘no chance of survival’ in the event of a strike on Russia.
In a ranting anti-US speech, the dictator said his powerful ‘Satan-2’ and ‘Flying Chernobyl‘ missiles are ready for deployment in an ominous doomsday warning.
Putin told a conference in Sochi: ‘From the moment the launch of missiles is detected, no matter where it comes from – from any point of the world ocean or from any territory – such a number, so many hundreds of our missiles appear in the air in a retaliatory strike that there is no chance of survival there will be no single enemy left, and in several directions at once.’
The West has not threatened a first strike on Moscow and it is only his officials and an army of propagandists who have talked up the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict.
Putin asked the West to understand that threats against Russia are ‘absolutely unacceptable for any potential aggressor’.
He claimed Russia had ‘practically finished work on the modern strategic weapons that I have been talking about and I announced a few years ago’.
He also repeated that Moscow may withdraw from the nuclear test ban treaty.
This could see Putin unilaterally testing major weapons, likely in the Arctic, as demanded by many of his supporters.
Recent reports suggested that the West suspected a new test in the Arctic on Burevestnik – a super powerful missile that can fly for days or weeks at a time powered by its own on-board nuclear reactor.
In recent days and weeks, Western spy planes have made regular flights towards Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic, amid suspicions of a test.
Putin boasted two days ahead of his 71st birthday: ‘The last successful test of the Burevestnik, a global-range cruise missile with a nuclear installation, a nuclear propulsion system, has been carried out.’
He also claimed: ‘We have actually finished work on Sarmat [Satan-2] on the super-heavy missile…’
This ‘unstoppable’ 15,880mph Armageddon intercontinental missile system is the size of a 14-storey tower block.
‘We just need to finish some of the procedures in a purely administrative and bureaucratic way and move on to mass production and putting them on combat duty,’ Putin said. ‘And we will do this in the near future.’