Russia Prepares Nuclear Strike From Kaliningrad Against European/NATO Targets

For perhaps the first time in its recent history, Russia has announced that it is simulating nuclear strikes against EU and NATO countries. There is every indication that Russia’s political and military leadership has decided to go a step further in Ukraine, bringing the application of the “escalation before de-escalation” doctrine onto the theater of war, reports Hal Turner .

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the nuclear attack was simulated by the ballistic Iskander-M systems deployed in Kaliningrad.

From there, Russia could hit Poland, Sweden, the Baltic States and Berlin.

According to the statement, Russia has carried out “electronic launches” of Iskander mobile ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads near the Russian border with EU members Lithuania and Poland.

“Russian armed forces have carried out single and multiple strikes against targets such as missile systems, airports, defense infrastructure, military equipment and command posts,” the statement said.

The units involved also carried out “actions under conditions of radioactivity and chemical contamination”.

More than 100 soldiers took part in the exercises.

Yesterday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Russian military would consider arms shipments coming from NATO to Ukraine as legitimate military targets to be destroyed.

“The United States and NATO continue to send weapons to Ukraine. I would like to point out that any transfer from NATO to the Ukrainian military is a legitimate target and must be destroyed,” the Russian defense minister said.


What is the possibility that World War III, already raging on Ukrainian soil, escalates to nuclear?

• On April 25, 2022, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the threat of nuclear war between Russia and the United States has not disappeared, is real and should not be underestimated.

• The next day, on the television program broadcast by the Kremlin’s official propagandist Vladimir Soloviev, Margarita Simonyan said that she said President Putin would rather use nuclear weapons in Ukraine than lose out there:

“Eventually this will all end with a nuclear attack,” she said.

• Two days later, live Russian television also showed how the latest generation intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Sarmat ICBM could hit the capitals of leading European countries in 106 to 200 seconds. The representative of the LDPR faction in the State Duma, Alexei Zhuravlev, noted:

“What’s the problem, one ‘Sarmat’ missile and the British Isles will no longer exist.

• On the same day, April 28, Margarita Simonyan, in her profile on a popular social network, threatened Kiev with a nuclear attack in response to the attacks of the armed forces of Ukraine on Russian territory:

“What choice do you give us, idiots?” Complete destruction of the rest of Ukraine? Nuclear attack? she said characteristically.

• On April 29, Sergei Mironov, leader of the Just Russia faction in parliament, spoke about the possibility of a nuclear attack on the United Kingdom:

“Have someone tell Liz Truss that a Sarmat missile is enough to destroy the island of Britain.”

• On April 30, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern that Ukraine might want to acquire an arsenal of nuclear weapons, which could pose a deadly threat to Russia.

In 2000, Russia developed the idea of ​​using nuclear weapons, also “limited use”, for the purpose of a large-scale non-nuclear attack. This happened in the context of the NATO bombing of Serbia and the instability in Chechnya.

In the new military doctrine of the Russian Federation, 4 types of armed conflict were distinguished:

• a similar intensity to the war in Chechnya,

• locally, such as the 2008 Georgia campaign,

• regional, which apparently also includes the operation now taking place in Ukraine

• and worldwide.

The big difference is that Moscow has now included the limited use of nuclear weapons not only in the fourth, but also in the third level of the conflict. The aim is to force the adversary to cease hostilities already begun with the threat of further nuclear escalation.

This concept is called “escalation before de-escalation”.

The most shocking finding is that according to Russian dogma, the entire legal basis for Russia’s use of nuclear weapons in this conflict exists.

The question is whether Russia dares to use nuclear weapons, and if so, where it will strike.

If Russia doesn’t formally declare war on Ukraine to have a legal basis for using nuclear weapons (you can’t drop nuclear weapons on a country you’re not at war with), then there’s only one option left.

First hit a NATO arms convoy and use nuclear weapons in the event of a counterattack.

The No. 1 target appears to be a “European country” helping Ukraine.

That could be Poland or Romania, for example.

Let’s not forget that Russia claims that Ukrainian warplanes take off from Romanian airports. Through its territory and neighboring Moldova, fuel and ammunition are supplied for the needs of the armed forces of Ukraine.

Romanian soldiers may be directly involved in the sinking of the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

But again, for that to happen, Russia must formally declare war on Ukraine, later claiming that “Romania is helping Ukraine and thus actively participating in the war against Moscow.”

Russia is oriented towards such a choice. That is probably the reason why the Iskander-M simulation was chosen.


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