Russian area company chief boasts nuclear capabilities, claims NATO would lose ‘in half-hour’

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A Russian official has boasted that Russia would destroy NATO nations in “half-an-hour” if battle escalated to the usage of nuclear weapons. 

Dmitry Rogozin, Head of Russia’s Area Company Roscosmos and former Deputy Prime Minister, mentioned Sunday that within the occasion of a nuclear conflict, “NATO countries will be destroyed by Russia in half-an-hour.”

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He burdened that such an occasion “cannot be allowed because the consequences will impact the [entire] Earth.” 

Russia has roused worry and concern over the potential use of nuclear weapons as Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares for the Might 9 Victory Day celebrations, together with a large navy parade and a “nuclear theme” that he hopes will ship a “doomsday warning to Europe and the United States. 

The parade will include the flight of Russia’s Ilyushin Il-80, known as the “doomsday” plane that will carry the administration’s senior leadership in case of a nuclear war. 

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As head of Roscosmos, Rogozin oversees the launch and management of Russia’s satellites, which would include some crossover into intelligence and war support functions. 

But Rogozin is no stranger to making outlandish comments. 

He made several “erratic” comments following western sanctions that punished Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, including threats to the International Space Station.

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He also claimed that Russian rockets are “probably the most dependable ones on the earth” and suggested that people who planned the sanctions were “affected by Alzheimer’s illness.” 

“He simply threatened that the area station would possibly de-orbit on American or European soil. He mentioned it does not fly over Russian soil, so we needn’t fear about it,” former astronaut Terry Virts beforehand advised Every day Submit Digital, referencing a collection of tweets from Rogozin.

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“His habits has been very erratic not too long ago, like Putin,” Virts added. “I do not assume something unhealthy goes to occur. I hope we are able to keep our partnership, however the issues that Putin has been doing are so dramatically over the pink line.”

Rogozin has appeared several times in public with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including a recent visit to the Vostochny cosmodrome last month when Russia hosted Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. 

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