Well it doesn’t get any less subtle than that, does it?
After all of the performative puffery and belligerent, bellicose buffoonery, Vlad Putin has finally sent the last real atomic threat that he could, and straight into the hear of Kyiv.
RUSSIA has fired a cruise missile with a mock nuclear warhead at Ukraine, according to reports.Advertisement - story continues below
It is claimed Ukrainian troops uncovered the dummy warhead after at least four kamikaze drones and two cruise missiles were shot down by Kyiv’s air defences on Thursday.
One of the two missiles launched by Moscow was a Soviet Kh-55 missile with a fake nuke warhead, the Strategic Communications Centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said, quoting a Defense Express report.Trending:
It is claimed an empty block was screwed onto the missile to imitate a nuclear warhead before it was fired at Ukraine.
The Kremlin might have been trying to make a point.
According to experts, it could be a “message” to the West about a possible nuclear escalation of the war, or a sign Moscow is struggling with its missile supply and instead is trying to “overload” Ukraine’s air system by launching projectiles even if they do not explode.
Vladimir Putin has been consistently ramping up his nuclear rhetoric in regard to Ukraine, but this is simply over the line.