Russia’s nuclear threats have sparked global concern, which is intensifying after its latest publication La Repubblica which makes the danger even more visible, even if it – allegedly – is many meters under the sea.
According to Italian Media, a NATO report informed Alliance members that the Russian nuclear-powered submarine K-329 Belgorod moves in arctic seas, carrying supertorpedoes Poseidon, raising suspicions that his mission is to test launch.
With a length of 184 meters and a width of 15 meters, Belgorod it can travel at about 60 kilometers per hour in a dive and with almost unlimited autonomy, while it is estimated that it can stay up to 120 days at the bottom without returning to the surface.
At the same time, the Poseidon torpedo has a length 24 meters, while it has the possibility to travel thousands of kilometers below the surface and then explode near the coast, causing “radioactive tsunami”.
Nuclear threats are on the rise
Shortly after the Liman standoff, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said Russia should consider using low-yield nuclear weapons.
Russia has the world’s largest arsenal, including low-yield tactical nuclear weapons designed to be deployed against rival armies.
Others top Putin allies, including former president Dmitry Medvedev;have suggested that Russia may have to resort to nuclear weapons, but Kadyrov’s call was the most urgent and clear.
The powerful ruler of the Caucasus region has been a staunch supporter of the war in Ukraine, with Chechen forces forming part of the vanguard of the Russian military there. Kadyrov is widely considered to be very close to Putin, who appointed him to rule Chechnya in 2007.
In his message, Kadyrov described Colonel Alexander Lapin, the commander of the Russian forces fighting in Liman, as “mediocrity”. “Due to a lack of rudimentary military logistics, today we have abandoned several settlements and a large chunk of land“, he said.
Kadyrov also said that two weeks ago he had mentioned the possibility of defeat at Liman to Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian general staff, but he had dismissed the possibility.
Putin’s “I’m not bluffing”.
It is recalled that Vladimir Putin, on the day when, in his speech, declared partial conscription in Russia, clarified that will “use all available means” while he added that those who are trying to blackmail Russia with the use of nuclear weapons “they will find that this can be used against them.”
He specifically stated “I’m not bluffing”. At the same time, he asked to increase funding to boost arms production in Russia.
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