The Russia On Wednesday (4) it said its forces simulated the launch of nuclear-capable missiles in the western Kaliningrad enclave.
This announcement came on the 70th day of Russian military action in UkraineThousands of dead and more than 13 million displaced, in Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II.
After sending troops to UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin made veiled threats indicating his willingness to use his country’s tactical nuclear weapons.
During military exercises in the Kaliningrad region, located between Poland and Lithuania, D Russia The Defense Ministry said simulations of “electronic launches” from the nuclear-capable Iskander mobile ballistic missile system were tested.
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Russian forces carried out single and multiple strikes against targets simulating missile launch systems, airstrips, protected infrastructure, military equipment and command posts of a simulated enemy, according to the statement. More than 100 soldiers participated in the tests.
The Russia Its nuclear forces were put on alert shortly after Putin sent troops to Ukraine, on February 24. The Kremlin chief has warned of a quick response if the West intervenes directly in the Ukrainian conflict.
Observers noted that in recent days, Russian state television has tried to make the use of nuclear weapons more acceptable to the public.
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