Following a series of Russian oil depots and terminals being attacked by Ukrainian choppers this month, Russian president Vladimir Putin says the gloves are off stating: “The might of Russia and the former Soviet Union's nuclear arsenal is ready to be launched at the press of a button towards Europe and the United States if NATO tires to interfere in my Military Exercise to liberate the Russian people oppressed in Ukraine any further”.
Pentagon confirmed on Sunday that Vladimir Putin has increased the
number of tactical and ballistic nuclear arms ready for launch by
80%, meaning that Putin isn't bluffing.
has over 6,000 nuclear weapons, with half being tactical and half
nuclear missiles are the kind seen in missile silos and on the backs
of trucks, Tactical nuclear warheads are used by troops on the ground
to clear enemy bunkers and villages.
newest series of Russian nuclear armaments use an estimated 800
Kilotons to create a crater and explosion, leveling the biggest
urban metropolises in a near flash.
perspective, the US Atomic Bomb named Little Boy that was dropped on
Hiroshima killing nearly 150,000 Japanese was only 15 Kilotons.
Strategists believe that Putin could use a nuke on Kiev as an only
and last warning to NATO if they do step too far into Ukraine, US
president Joe Biden agrees with this assessment by the Pentagon.