Britain will be ‘thrown into the sea’ if Russia launches a nuclear attack, the Kremlin’s propaganda has warned.
In what would have been unthinkable just three months ago, Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened the West with nuclear war.
Most recently, Russian state television has aired a bizarre video threatening to attack Britain with a hypersonic missile, known as Satan-2, and an ‘underwater robot drone’, known as Poseidon.
Dmitry Kiselyov, Putin’s top propagandist, said: ‘What will happen after Boris Johnson’s remarks about a retaliatory attack on Russia?
‘Why are they threatening Greater Russia with nuclear weapons when they are only a small island?
“The island is so small that one Sarmat missile is enough to drown it once and for all. Russian missile Sarmat [aka Satan-2]the world’s most powerful … is capable of … destroying an area the size of Texas or England.
‘A single launch, Boris, and there is no England anymore. Once and for all. Why do they play games? ‘
While Mr. Kiselyov was speaking, an animated clip showed the route a missile would take on a map – with explosion-like sound effects.
Putin’s watchdog continued: ‘Another opportunity to plunge Britain into the depths of the sea is the Russian underwater robot drone Poseidon.
‘This tidal wave (Poseidon would cause) is also a carrier of extremely high doses of radiation. When it overturns Britain, it will make what is probably left of them a radioactive desert, permanently useless to anything. ‘
Satan-2 can travel up to 15,880 mph and is described by the Kremlin as ‘unstoppable’.
Poseidon is believed to have an underwater velocity of 125 mph. Details of the potentially nuclear torpedo are top secret in Russia.
It comes after Mr Johnson dismissed fears of the threat of nuclear war, saying he does not believe the West should make ‘concessions’ to Putin.
He told TalkTV: ‘Given the massive Russian support for what [Putin] makes, given the apparent ignorance of the Russian media about what is really happening in Ukraine, it is paradoxical that Putin has far more political room to withdraw, to withdraw. ‘
This is despite the fact that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the world that the threat of nuclear conflict ‘should not be underestimated’.
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