MOSCOW, ($1=65.17 Russian Rubles) — Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, more than 13 million Ukrainian refugees, and daily missile strikes on various targets in Ukraine, Russian strategic missile deterrence forces have conducted simulated exercises. These exercises had a basic task: to inflict single and multiple missile strikes with a nuclear charge.
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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued a press release informing the public that the exercises on nuclear missiles took place in the western enclave of Kaliningrad. BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that the western enclave of Kaliningrad is located between Poland and Lithuania.
According to the press release, the simulated missile attacks were for different purposes: airports, stations, military bases, western missile launchers, western missile silos, protected infrastructure, command posts, and others.
Russia’s strategic missile forces have also conducted retaliatory response training, including “actions in conditions of radiation and chemical pollution,” according to a Russian statement from the Defense Ministry. The war games near Kaliningrad involved just over 100 Russian soldiers from the federation’s missile forces, as well as deployed Iskander intercontinental ballistic missile complexes, each with a nuclear warhead.
BulgariaMilitary.com reminds us that Russia has brought the strategic nuclear missile forces into full combat readiness. Later in a statement from the Kremlin, Russia said it would retaliate “in a flash” if the West intervened directly in the war in Ukraine.
Earlier today, we published a video showing the thermobaric bombing of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, which has occupied soldiers from the battalions of the Azov Ukrainian forces, as well as civilians. The attack on the plant came despite assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russian troops were not planning to storm the plant. In fact, the assault began on Tuesday with the invasion of tanks and heavily armored vehicles.
Yesterday we announced that Russia is working on upgrading its 3M-54 Kalibr cruise missile. The executive general director of the Russian company Almaz-Antey Yan Novikov speaks to the Russian online publication National Defense. Speaking to media reporters, Novikov confirmed that the Russian Ministry of Defense has an interest in continuing to improve the 3M-54 Kalibr. Work is already underway on this modernization, with the end result being “significantly improved flight performance and increased combat efficiency.” “In the end, we are waiting for a product that significantly exceeds the current generation,” Novikov concluded.
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