In bizarre show, Russian TV simulates nuclear strike on Europe

Edited By: Rustam Roy
Moscow Updated: May 01, 2022, 08:46 PM(IST)

Russian short-range ballistic missile attack on Ukraine Photograph:( Reuters )

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President Putin had put his nuclear forces on alert just days after announcing the 'special military operation' on February 24.

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In a bizarre move amid the war in Ukraine, Russian state TV showed a horrifying simulated nuclear strike on Europe.

It reportedly said there would be "no survivors". The show claimed nuclear strikes could take place in Berlin, Paris and London in a matter of minutes.

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The programme reportedly appeared on Russia's popular Channel One's 60 Minutes. President Putin had put his nuclear forces on alert just days after announcing the "special military operation" on February 24.


President Putin recently declared that Russia had successfully tested the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile while adding that it will make enemies "think twice."

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Putin asserted that the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is a "truly unique weapon" even as the Russian defence ministry said, "Sarmat is the most powerful missile with the longest range of destruction of targets in the world." It can evade anti-missile defence systems and has multiple warheads.

The Sarmat is reportedly Russia's next-generation  "invincible" weapon. Russia also has the Kinzhal and Avangard hypersonic missiles.

Russia has already used the Kinzhal hypersonic missile against Ukraine. 

(With inputs from Agencies)

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