Russia publicizes the beginning of tactical nuclear workouts close to Ukraine in response to Western “threats” | EUROtoday

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Russia introduced this Tuesday the start of tactical nuclear weapons workouts close to Ukraine, guaranteeing that it’s a response to the “threats” of Western powers.

“The first phase of exercises (…) on the preparation and use of non-strategic nuclear weapons began,” indicated the Russian Ministry of Defense it's an announcement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had introduced initially of the month that he deliberate to hold out these workouts, in response to statements by energy leaders Westerners about the potential of sending troops to Ukraine.

These maneuvers, which occur within the Southern army district, bordering Ukraine, are proposed confirm the “availability” of “non-strategic nuclear weapons” (…), to ensure the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Russian State,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

He added that they were a “response to the provocative statements and threats from sure Western officers.

According to the Ministry, throughout this section, Russian troopers are working towards loading “special ammunition” into Iskander missile batteries, in addition to transferring it “hiddenly” to the firing zones. The air forces and Kinjal hypersonic missiles additionally take part within the workouts, in line with the identical supply.

Since the beginning of the battle in Ukraine, in February 2022, Putin has placed on the desk a number of instances the chance of attraction to nuclear weapons.