World War 3 fears as Kremlin war bosses prepare for massive nuclear strike

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    World War Three fears have escalated today as Russia prepared to pull out of a nuclear testing agreement and reportedly fired rockets.

    Vladimir Putin's government today (Wednesday, October 25) tested its retaliatory nuclear strike capabilities as tensions escalate between Russia and the West. Defence minister Sergei Shoigu took to national TV to announce plans to trial the weaponry.

    In a statement, the Kremlin said: "Practical launches of ballistic and cruise missiles took place during the training." State-owned news outlet TASS also reported two ballistic missiles had been fired.

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    The outlet said: "A Yars intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome and a Sineva ballistic missile from the Barents Sea at the Kura test site in Kamchatka. Two Tu-95MS long-range planes were involved in the exercise. Both fired cruise missiles."

    The second missile is reported by Russian outlet MKRU to have been launched from a submarine named Tula. Reports from the outlet claim that the tasks Russia set out to achieve with the tests were completed fully. Strategic bombers are also understood to have been used in the training.

    The Minister of Defence also confirmed the task was designed to prepare Russia to "deliver a massive nuclear strike" in response to an attack "from the enemy", reports local outlet

    News of the tests comes as Russia removed its ratification of the global treaty banning nuclear weapons tests, called the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Moscow says it will not resume testing nuclear weapons unless the US does. Washington signed but never ratified the CTBT.

    The Russian Government's upper house, the Federation Council, approved the withdrawal unanimously, as did the lower house earlier. The decision will now go to warmonger Putin to sign off on.

    Moscow is currently understood to be looking at proposals from the US relating to nuclear arms control. Moscow however did say it was not ready for dialogue with the US over strategic stability at this stage.

    The CTBT has never formally come into force, but it is against convention for Russia and the US to carry out nuclear testing.

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    • Vladimir Putin
    • Russia
    • World War 3

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