Russian Foreign Ministry threatens U.S. with nuclear strike

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on reports of the rearmament of U.S. Trident-2 submarines with W76-2 missiles with low-yield nuclear warheads (5-6 kilotons). Any missile attack from the U.S. submarines of this class will be met with a nuclear strike by Russia, she said.

“As we have explained many times, we consider such a step dangerous. We believe that it is an element of destabilization. U.S. actions are aimed at obscuring the boundaries between strategic and non-strategic nuclear weapons, which leads to lowering the nuclear threshold. This conclusion was reached not only in Russia, but also by representatives of the academic community around the world, and even in the U.S. Congress,” the Russian newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets quoted Zakharova as saying.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke in a similar vein, also noting the danger of the Americans switching to low-power charges. The old-fashioned W76-1 missile, which was in service with of the U.S. Navy, is about 100 kilotons.

(c) UAWire

5 comments

  1. “Any missile attack from the U.S. submarines of this class will be met with a nuclear strike by Russia, she said.”

    Did I miss something, did Trump threaten a nuclear attack against Russia? Or is this just more whining because the US have weapons Russia can only dream of?

  2. Ukraine stays with us, stays with Nato. Keep whining. Seems Russia is worth crap without Ukraine. One more reason for Ukraine to stay away from this shithole.

    • You got that right, sooner or later their 1968 soviet crap is going to fall apart no matter what they try to do substituting quality Ukrainian parts with drunk, underpaid Moskali stuff.

  3. What they are really pissed off about is the fact they spend billions developing wonder weapons that do not change the nuclear deterrence equation by so much as a decimal point.
    While on the other hand the US dials back some it;s NUCs a bit and now we have a game changer.

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