Kremlin-backed TV in Russia simulated a nuclear strike on three European capitals as presenters claimed there would be “no survivors” and the missiles would obliterate London, Berlin and Paris in a matter of minutes.
Russian state TV simulated a terrifying nuclear strike on Europe, declaring there would be “no survivors” in a TV rant in response to UK support for Ukraine.
Putin propagandists on TV recreated nuclear strikes on three European capitals, claiming the nukes would hit Paris, Berlin, and London in around 200 seconds.
As tensions continue to ramp up amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, there’s growing concern that the rest of the world may be dragged into the fighting.
In response to comments made by the UK’s Armed Forces Minister in support of Ukrainian attacks on Russia, hosts on Channel One’s 60 Minutes programme claimed the nukes could strike European capitals less than four minutes after being launched.
The terrifying claims about Russia ’s nukes were made on the popular TV show which is one of the country’s most watched.
It is hosted by wife and husband Olga Skabeyeva and Evgeny Popov and guest Aleksey Zhuravlyov said: ‘One Sarmat [missile] and that’s it – the British Isles are no more.’
Skabeyeva, who has been nicknamed the ‘Iron Doll of Putin TV’ for her criticism of opposition parties warned “but we are serious people” and she was told he was “saying that seriously. They’re accusing us of state terrorism”.
Skabeyeva pointed out that the UK had nuclear weapons as well and “no one will survive this war”.
The show then unveiled a map showing how the missiles could be launched from Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea.
It claimed that Berlin could be destroyed by a nuclear strike in only 106 seconds, Paris in 200 seconds and London in only 202 seconds.
In response to continued western support for Ukraine, Putin recently ordered his military to test-fire its Sarmat missiles.
The UK and other western nations have been providing equipment, military vehicles and weapons to the invaded country.
Only last week, Putin claimed that his country’s hypersonic missiles could “break through all modern defences” and would be ready to lay siege to the UK “by autumn”.
This comes as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues well into its third month, after beginning in late February.
Since it began there has been growing warnings that other countries may be dragged into the conflict.
Ex-NATO chief Richard Sherriff warned the West that it must “gear itself up” for a possible “worst case scenario” with Russia.
This comes amid reports that Putin is being urged by top military brass to declare all-out war on Ukraine in its coming Victory Day parade.
Top army officials in Moscow have reportedly been left “outraged” by failings in the war so far and are demanding “payback”.
They are pushing Putin to stop calling the invasion a “special operation” and instead declare all-out war.