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Russia’s top newsman, Dmitry Kiselyov, recently showed a map of potential targets in the US that Russia could strike in the event of nuclear war.
This announcement is an indirect threat to US leaders, as Kiselyov is something of an unofficial government spokesman. He is a close confidant of President Putin and other Kremlin insiders, and his show, Vesti Nedeli is broadcast on the state-owned channel Rossiya-1.
It’s no surprise that Russia’s targets include the Pentagon and the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland. But Kiselyov did give some other insights into how a nuclear Armageddon could play out.
His comments come in the wake of President Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the long-standing Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
Vladimir Putin raised the issue of justice in the final part of his Address to the Federal Assembly, devoting it to security. It was about international justice, meaning that only equal security is fair. And since the United States has decided to unilaterally withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and is going to deploy such missiles in Europe, Putin made it clear what dangers such a step poses for Russia, given that such missiles will be able to reach Moscow within 10-12 minutes.
Vladimir Putin: “This is a very serious threat for us. In this case, we will be forced, I would like to emphasize this, we will be forced to respond with equivalent or asymmetric actions. What does this mean? Russia will be forced to create and deploy weapons that can be used not only against the territories that we are directly threatened from, but also against the territories where the decision-making centers are located for the missile systems threatening us.”
Decision-making centers. This is a fundamentally new step towards justice. Until now, America has been lying low overseas, only putting its allies under retaliatory fire, allies who foolishly agreed to host, for example, medium-ranged missiles launchers. Who are they? For example, Romania. MK-41 units have already been deployed there. Poland agreed as well. Maybe Georgia will do so too. What’s up with Poland? Anyway, Poland will get its bitters if a launch occurs on its territory.