Russia levels nuclear drills after US publicizes rockets to Ukraine

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Russia’s Protection Ministry introduced Wednesday that round 1,000 members of its nuclear forces staged drills exterior of Moscow following an announcement by President Biden that the U.S. is sending “more advanced rocket systems and munitions” to Ukraine.  

“In the Ivanovo region, autonomous launchers of the Yars mobile ground-based missile system of the Teikovsky formation of the Strategic Missile Forces perform intensive maneuvering actions on combat patrol routes as part of the exercises,” the Interfax information company quoted the Ministry as saying. 

“Strategic rocket men are working on the issues of bringing missile systems to field positions, making marches up to 62 miles long, dispersing units with a change in field positions, their engineering equipment, organizing camouflage and combat security,” it reportedly added. 

Earlier, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated “we believe that the United States is purposefully and diligently adding fuel to the fire” by sending the brand new weaponry to Ukraine, in keeping with Reuters. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks about putting nuclear deterrence forces on high alert, in this still image obtained from a video, in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 27.  

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks about placing nuclear deterrence forces on excessive alert, on this nonetheless picture obtained from a video, in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 27.  
(Russian Pool/Reuters TV)

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Biden stated the weaponry is a part of the most recent navy help bundle for Ukraine, however harassed that his administration is just not enabling the Ukrainians to strike exterior their very own border. 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia, in February.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint information convention of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia, in February.
(Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin through REUTERS)

 

Rebekah Koffler, a former DIA intelligence officer and the writer of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America, told Daily Post Digital that the drills on Wednesday show that “Putin virtually actually is signaling to Washington that he would use his nuclear trump card, if Moscow thinks that it observes any indications and warnings that Ukraine is concentrating on Russia correct or if issues are about to escalate in any other case. 

A local resident walks next to a house destroyed in a Russian shelling in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 

An area resident walks subsequent to a home destroyed in a Russian shelling in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Might 25, 2022. 
(AP Photograph/Andriy Andriyenko)

“Russia has a preemptive doctrine and views tactical nuclear weapons as a battlefield capability — not simply a deterrent,” Koffler additionally stated. “This doctrine is more dangerous than the doctrine that the Soviets adhered to during the Cold War because it views limited nuclear warfare as a viable battlefield option, rather than a psychological weapon.”

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