For Vladimir Putin, time is running out.
The Russian Federation President-turned-tyrant has appeared to assume a fatalist bent in recent months, as he continues to throw just about every trick in the book at his failing Ukrainian invasion. It’s only a matter of time until Ukraine beats the Russians back to Russia, (or his terminal bowel cancer gets him), and so Putin is doing every conceivable thing to maintain some sense of relevance on the world’s stage.
This includes making unhinged nuclear threats, including some against the US and other NATO powers.
His latest puffed-up posturing has him fetishizing about nuking the western world.
VLADIMIR Putin has ordered drills involving Russia’s nuclear forces in which they simulated a massive strike on the West.Trending:
The barrage of ballistic and cruise missiles fired in the “Operation Thunder” exercises comes as a US official has warned of “troubling developments” involving Russia’s nuclear arsenal.
The Kremlin, unsurprisingly, claimed major successes.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the drills – codenamed “Grom” or “Thunder” – simulated a massive nuclear strike by Russia in retaliation for an attack on its soil.
Video released by the Russian-military run Zvezda website showed armed forces personnel in front of computers launching a Yars ballistic missile.
Other footage showed a Sineva intercontinental ballistic missile being fired from a submarine in the Barents Sea and a TU-95 bomber that launched cruise missiles.
The Kremlin said that all tasks set for the exercise were fulfilled and all the missiles that were test-fired reached their designated targets.
Putin and his cronies have consistently ratcheted up their atomic rhetoric in recent weeks, likely in anticipation of a vast amount of further humiliation on the battlefield.