Russian Military Says Nuclear Deterrent Forces Now On High Alert

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MOSCOW — The Russian military says its nuclear deterrent forces have been put on high alert in line with President Vladimir Putin’s order.

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Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has reported to Putin that command posts of all of Russia’s nuclear forces have been boosted with additional personnel. The Defense Ministry said that the high alert status applies to all components of Russian nuclear forces — the Strategic Missile Forces that oversee land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Northern and Pacific Fleets that have submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the long-range aviation that has a fleet of nuclear-capable strategic bombers.

Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear forces to be put on high alert Sunday, citing Western sanctions and “aggressive statements” by NATO powers. It’s not immediately clear what specific steps the measure implies, but it has raised fears that the war in Ukraine could lead to a bigger and even more dangerous confrontation.


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reb yid
reb yid
1 year ago

We were focused on Iran and North Korea. We neglected this madman.

oberchuchem
oberchuchem
1 year ago

The mehuganah dictator knows that if he presses that button, he won’t be able to ride his horse shirtless anymore.

triumphinwhitehouse
triumphinwhitehouse
1 year ago

because of a weak, senile, corrupt and illegitimate guy in the White house who provoked Russia the world is on the brink of nucleur annhilaiton.