Russia: Yusin warns nuclear weapons may be used in "days” SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Russian President Vladimir Putin's horror threat to commit a nuclear attack against Ukraine amid his brutal invasion may be more than just empty words, a US security advisor has warned. Lloyd Austin spoke about this to CNN this over the weekend, claiming that Moscow may go ahead and press the red button, unleashing weapons from its 6,000-strong nuclear arsenal seven months into the conflict, after revealing that the US had been drafting up responses to this kind of scenario. He said: "There are no checks on Mr Putin. He made the irresponsible decision to invade Ukraine, he could make another decision.” Related articles … [Read more...] about Putin’s terrifying nuclear threat to Ukraine ‘not a bluff’ – US sends horror warning
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Russian politicians and media figures have reacted to the death of the final Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in messages that expressed his complex legacy. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement that Vladimir Putin "expresses deep condolences over the death of Mikhail Gorbachev" and that he would send a telegram to the friends and family of the statesman, who died aged 91 on Tuesday after a long illness. Peskov later said that a decision had not yet been made if he would receive a state funeral, state news agency RIA Novosti reported. Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky described Gorbachev as the "brightest" politician of his time and expressed "sincere condolences" to his family. However, in a post on his Telegram social media channel, Slutsky said that "for all those born in the Soviet Union, he remains a complex and controversial historical figure." He wrote that it was a "pity" that the processes most associated with Gorbachev such as "perestroika" in the final … [Read more...] about Putin responds to Gorbachev’s death as Russians divided over his legacy
The Danish Energy Agency says one of two ruptured natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea appears to have stopped leaking . The agency said on Twitter on Saturday (local time) that it had been informed by the company operating the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that pressure appears to have stabilised in the pipeline, which runs from Russia to Germany. “This indicates that the leaking of gas in this pipeline has ceased,” the Danish Energy Agency said. Undersea blasts that damaged the Nord Stream I and 2 pipelines this week have led to huge methane leaks . Nordic investigators said the blasts have involved several hundred pounds of explosives. READ MORE: Star Wars: Russia could carry out attacks in space, warns UK Admiral West rejects Putin's claim it sabotaged Baltic gas pipelines 'Biggest gas leak ever': Baltic Sea pipeline leak damages marine life and climate Fourth leak reported on Nord Stream gas pipelines in Baltic Sea following explosions Russian President … [Read more...] about Ruptured Baltic Sea pipeline appears to have stopped leaking
EXPLAINER: A giant whirlpool is raging in the Baltic Sea, off the Danish island of Bornholm. It is the result of explosions which ripped through the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which carry gas from Russia to Europe, early on September 26. The cause was “apparent sabotage”, said Jake Sullivan, America’s national security adviser. It was “deliberate, reckless and irresponsible”, declared Nato. One European official says that Russia is the presumed suspect. How does undersea sabotage work? In recent years, Western officials have grown increasingly concerned about the vulnerability of undersea cables, which are estimated to carry 95% of the world’s international digital data. “We are now seeing Russian underwater activity in the vicinity of undersea cables that I don’t believe we have ever seen,” warned the commander of Nato submarine forces in 2017, adding that “Russia is clearly taking an interest in Nato…undersea infrastructure.” This January the head of Britain’s armed … [Read more...] about How does underwater sabotage work?