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Vladimir Putin Says He Doesn’t ‘Want To Brag’ But He’s Ready To Use His Nuclear Weapons

Rachel Lang

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Vladimir Putin Says He Doesn’t ‘Want To Brag’ But He’s Ready To Use His Nuclear Weapons

Vladimir Putin has issued a threat to the world: interfere with their actions against Ukraine, and expect 'lightning fast' missile attacks in response.

The Russian President told legislators in St Petersburg that the Kremlin has 'all the weapons we need' and will use them against any 'unacceptable strategic threat to Russia'.

"We have all the tools for this, that no one else can boast of having," Putin said, as reported by independent news service The Moscow Times.

"We won't boast about it: we'll use them, if needed. And I want everyone to know that.


"We have already taken all the decisions on this."

Putin went on to qualify that anyone who assists Ukraine in their conflict with Russia would be deemed as interfering with Russia's 'special military operation'.

"If someone intends to interfere in what is going on from the outside they must know that constitutes an unacceptable strategic threat to Russia,” Putin said.

"They must know that our response to counter strikes will be lightning fast. Fast."


The Russian leader has previously spoken of the nation's cache of modern weaponry, and it is believed Putin was referring to the nation's armoury of deadly weapons including the Sarmat missile.

The hypersonic missile was tested last week and has since been dubbed 'Satan 2'.

The devastating nuclear missile can fly up to 18,000 kms and carry 15 warheads, according to recent analysis by the Washington Post.

It could also decimate an area the size of Great Britain, with journalist Vladimir Solovyov saying exactly that on Russian state television.


"One Sarmat means minus one Great Britain," Solovyov said, according to the New York Post.

He added that the UK has 'gotten totally boorish' while speaking of a potential attack.

Solovyov is known as Putin's mouthpiece due to his close ties with the Russian President.

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova echoed Solovyov's sentiments against the UK, adding strikes could be authorised against NATO states.


"Do we understand correctly that for the sake of disrupting the logistics of military supplies, Russia can strike military targets on the territory of those Nato countries that supply arms to the Kyiv regime?" she said, as reported by iNews.

"After all, this directly leads to deaths and bloodshed on Ukrainian territory. As far as I understand, Britain is one of those countries."

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo. Ales Utouka / Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin, News

Rachel Lang
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