On Russian state television Rossiya 1, Olga Skabeyeva and her husband Evgeny Popov, along with their guest Aleksey Zhuravlyov, spoke for the first time about a nuclear strike against Germany, Britain and France in the most popular Russian TV show “60 Minutes”. Aleksey Zhuravlyov is the leader of the Rodina party, a coalition of nationalists and leftists, and known for his pro-Putin statements.
The popular TV show featured a simulation of how Putin could launch a nuclear attack on Europe that would last just 200 seconds and leave “no survivors”. Nuclear explosions have been mapped in three European capitals. The rockets would hit Paris, Berlin and London in less than three minutes. Zhuravlyov said: “A Sarmat missile and the British Isles will be no more.”
Russia nuclear attack in 106 seconds in Berlin
The show’s producers showed viewers a map proving that rockets could be launched from Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea. Thus, these rockets could reach Berlin in 106 seconds, Paris in 200 seconds and London in 202 seconds. According to weapons expert Lars Winkelsdorf, an ICBM from Russia with an 800 kiloton nuclear bomb could already hit Berlin in less than eleven minutes. “This rocket would travel at around 280 kilometers per minute,” Winkelsdorf explains.
Meanwhile, Russia tested a newly developed ICBM during the Ukrainian War. In the West, the so-called “Sarmat” missile is also called “SS-X-30 Satan 2”. Physicist Moritz Ktt of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy in Hamburg told Der Spiegel: “Basically you could send a rocket like this to the moon.” In addition, the rocket can also carry hypersonic weapons, which are characterized above all by their speed and maneuverability. The “SATAN 2” should be able to destroy an area twice the size of the UK. The Sarmat missile is expected to be delivered to Russian nuclear forces as early as fall 2022.
According to reports from the German Press Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin said of the rocket that it “forces those who, in a zeal for aggressive and uncompromising rhetoric, to threaten our country, to think things over.” He claimed to be able to aim the missile at targets around the world. Among others, also Germany, Paris and Great Britain.
The “fascist leadership” is back in Germany
The moderators discussed a possible nuclear strike with Zhuravlyov due to the statements of the British Minister of Defense and those of the German Federal Government. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said he supported Ukrainian attacks on Russian infrastructure. After initial hesitation, Chancellor Olaf Scholz decided to deliver a total of 88 tanks to Ukraine to support them in the war against Russia. In addition, the federal government has submitted a request to deliver a total of 100 Marder armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.
The columnist of the American news portal “Daily Beast” tweeted an excerpt from another Russian program in which a military expert claimed that the fact that Germany delivered 88 tanks to Ukraine proved once and for all that the Germany was again fascist in government. They had “chosen the path of neo-Nazism”. This claim is based on numerology filed in Hitler’s Mein Kampf. In far-right circles, the number 88 is synonymous with “Heil Hitler” since the “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet.
When Skabeeva, dubbed the “Iron Doll of Putin TV” due to her criticism of opposition parties, warned: “But we are responsible people”, the politician replied: “I say this very seriously”. Popov pointed out to the politician that the UK also possessed nuclear weapons. “No one would survive this war if you suggested attacking with a Sarmat. None on the planet,” he said. Zhuravlyov said, “We’re starting with a clean slate,” adding that the missiles “couldn’t be intercepted. Their capabilities are limited. They say they can shoot them down, but we’ll see.” As early as April 28, a discussion took place on Russian state television, during which a host declared that a nuclear war was “probable” and that everyone “must die one day”.
Putin threatens: “We will use them”
The discussion followed a statement by Putin in which he pledged to respond “with lightning speed” to any country trying to interfere in his war in Ukraine. “We’re not saying, we’re going to use them,” Putin said. In all likelihood, he was referring to nuclear weapons being prepared. These statements have been dismissed by the West as “sbel rattling”. However, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is now confident the conflict could drag on for another decade. In the same breath, she called Putin a “desperate villain”.
According to current media, Putin wants to declare “total war” on Ukraine “within days” so that Russia can launch a comprehensive mobilization of its people. Moscow has so far banned its media from using the term “war”. Rather, it is a “special military operation” to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine. So far, this project has failed and the conflict is concentrated in the east of the country. Because this circumstance is meant to annoy the Russian military in particular, there are fears that Putin will use the Russian victory parade on May 9 to gather reserves for a final push into Ukraine and to announce a full-scale attack.
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