According to a report in The New York Post, Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing a series of nuclear weapons tests near the Ukrainian border; the Kremlin is planning to test so-called “doomsday” Poseidon nuclear torpedo drones, NYP adds.
Officials in Kyiv are already handing out potassium iodide pills to protect against a possible nuke strike.
From The New York Post:
The reported warning comes as Russia is believed to have deployed some of its nuclear arsenals, including the world’s largest submarine, the Belgorod, which is capable of carrying Poseidon nukes, the so-called “weapon of the apocalypse.”
A train spotted carrying weaponry to the front lines was also thought to be run by the shadowy force responsible for the Kremlin’s nuclear arsenal.
A senior UK defense source told the Times that Putin will most likely display his readiness to use nukes somewhere in the Black Sea.
However, it is “not impossible” that Putin could fire a smaller, tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine itself, the report said.
That carries extra risk because “they could misfire and accidentally hit a Russian city close to the Ukrainian border, such as Belgorod,” the source added.
Putin has insisted he is “not bluffing” about his readiness to use his nuclear arsenal, and US officials have made clear they are taking the threats seriously.
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