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Russia will perceive the deployment of American nuclear weapons in Britain as a step towards escalation

The Russian authorities will consider the return of American nuclear weapons to the UK to be an escalation. This was announced on Tuesday by “ Kommersant ” official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. Earlier, American experts and British media reported that American nuclear bombs could be returned to the United Kingdom after a 15-year hiatus. In 2008, they were taken out of there due to a reduction in the nuclear threat.


At the request of “ Kommersant ”, the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the news about the possible return of American tactical nuclear weapons to the UK. The official representative of the department, Maria Zakharova, said that this will be perceived by the Russian side of « as an escalation step, leading exactly in the opposite direction from solving the urgent task of withdrawing all US nuclear weapons from European countries, where it is deployed as part of the so-called joint nuclear missions of NATO ». « This is a destabilizing practice of ( nuclear missions. — “ K ” ) is openly anti-Russian in nature, as it provides for joint planning and regular training of the operational launch by members of the North Atlantic bloc of nuclear attacks hostile to us in Russia from the territory of non-nuclear European countries »,— she added.

According to Maria Zakharova, the authorities of the Russian Federation « have consistently stated for many years that these are ( joint nuclear missions of NATO. — “ K ” ) generates strategic risks, undermines regional security and stability ».

« However, NATO chose to ignore our urgent calls to address this negative factor. Moreover, they declared themselves a "nuclear alliance", — she continued. — In the context of the transition of the United States and NATO to an open confrontational course towards Russia's "strategic defeat" this practice and its development compel us to compensatory countermeasures designed to reliably protect the security interests of our country and its allies ».

« We will continue to demand the return of all American nuclear weapons to the United States, followed by the destruction of infrastructure that allows them to be deployed quickly in Europe, — emphasized Maria Zakharova. — That fact, that the corresponding storage facilities not previously dismantled in the UK will soon be ready to accept American nuclear bombs, is a visible confirmation of the validity of the consistent Russian position ».

The fact that American tactical nuclear weapons can be re-placed in the United Kingdom was reported last week by the Federation of American Scientists ( FAS ) and two British editions ( The Telegraph and The guardian). Experts and journalists drew attention to a request from the US Air Force to Congress for the allocation of $ 50 million for the construction of additional housing for 144 US troops, who are scheduled to be sent to Lakekenhit base in the British county of Suffolk.

Their main task should be a possible surety mission ( guarantee mission ), which, as specified in the publications, means ensuring the storage and maintenance of nuclear weapons.

« Hostel Building ( for American military personnel. — “ K ” ) should begin in June 2024 and last until February 2026. This is ( allocation of funds for its construction. — “ K ” ) is the last in a number of signs that preparations are underway for the possible return of American nuclear weapons to the UK », — is stated in The Guardian.

The FAS previously also drew attention to the fact that the Pentagon for the first time in many years « imperceptibly included » nuclear weapons storage facilities in the UK in the list of facilities to be modernized. Subsequently, this information was removed from the official papers of the department.

On the base of Lakehit, American F-15E Strike Eagle and F-35A Lightning II fighters capable of carrying nuclear warheads are deployed. It is assumed that in the near future the number of second machines will be significantly increased. Now about 4 thousand US military and 1.5 thousand civilian specialists are stationed there.

American tactical nuclear weapons were located in the UK from 1954 to 2008 ( at several air bases ). According to experts, in recent years its number at the Leikenhit facility has been about 110 units. In 2008, against the backdrop of a significant reduction in international tension, it was removed from the territory of Great Britain. At the same time, special storage facilities for bombs were mothballed, not dismantled. Now the American air bombs ( are mainly B61 – 3 and B61 – 4, which should be replaced in the future by the new B61 – 12 ) in total, about 100 – 120 pieces are located in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. Russia has criticized this practice for many years, emphasizing,that the participation of military personnel of these non-nuclear states in training missions related to the use of nuclear weapons under the auspices of the United States is contrary to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ( NNW ). Having not achieved a revision of this policy, Russia itself again placed its tactical weapons outside its national borders — in Belarus for the first time since the mid-1990s. The United States and its allies called this move unacceptable and irresponsible. However, the authorities of the Russian Federation and Belarus insist that their actions do not contradict their international obligations.Россия на фоне резкого обострения конфликта вокруг Украины сама вновь — впервые с середины 1990-х — разместила свое тактическое оружие за пределами своих национальных границ — в Белоруссии. США и их союзники назвали этот шаг неприемлемым и безответственным. Однако власти РФ и Белоруссии настаивают на том, что их действия не противоречат их международным обязательствам.Russia itself, against the backdrop of a sharp aggravation of the conflict around Ukraine, — for the first time since the mid-1990s — deployed its tactical weapons outside its national borders — in Belarus. The United States and its allies called this move unacceptable and irresponsible. However, the authorities of the Russian Federation and Belarus insist that their actions do not contradict their international obligations.

Great Britain itself is also a nuclear power, although the only component of its nuclear forces are submarines. She is in service with four nuclear strategic submarines equipped with Trident-II American ballistic missiles. One of these submarines is always on combat patrols. In 2010, when the number of warheads in the UK was 225 units, the government announced its intention to cut this figure to 180 by the mid-2020s ( in 2015 this goal was confirmed by ). However, the new doctrine adopted in 2021 raised this ceiling to 260 warheads (see. “ Kommersant ” March 17, 2021). This figure is much smaller than the arsenal of Russia and the United States.

According to Dmitry Stefanovich, a researcher at the IMEMO RAS International Security Center, co-founder of the « Watfor » project, Dmitry Stefanovich, even if the United States really re-deploy its nuclear weapons ( NW ) in the UK, it is unlikely that we can talk about some radical change in the situation regarding both the nuclear doctrines of Washington and London, and the features of joint NATO nuclear missions. « Moreover, the United Kingdom, like the United States, is a “legitimate” country — a nuclear weapon holder under the NPT. Accordingly, even existing criticism regarding the deployment of nuclear weapons in the territory of non-nuclear powers and the training of their armed forces in its combat use does not work here », — the expert noted in an interview with “ K ”. What, according to him, can be, however, confident, is that,that any hypothetical negotiations about the future of non-strategic nuclear weapons will not become easier from such a step.

A survey conducted last week on the YouGov portal showed that 39% of British respondents ( out of about 3.5 thousand who participated in the study ) « categorically against » the return of American nuclear weapons to the UK.

Another 20% said that they « partly » object to this. « Only 7% of respondents actively supported » this idea, another 16% of « parts » supported it. 18% did not decide on the answer.

British nonprofit organization « Campaign for nuclear disarmament » ( Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; CND ) is about to hold a large-scale protest on September 23 against the idea of returning US nuclear weapons to the UK. « It is becoming increasingly apparent that Leikenhit is once again becoming a vital cog in Washington’s foreign nuclear machine, despite British government failures to recognize this reality, — said CND Secretary General Kate Hudson.— Deployment of the new ( air bomb. — “ K ” ) B61 – 12 in Europe undermines any prospects for global peace and ensures that Britain will become a target in the nuclear conflict between the United States / NATO and Russia. The fact that the UK government allows such a deployment, — is beyond the scope of irresponsibility ».

Officials in Washington and London do not comment on this topic.

The FAS does not exclude that the US authorities are preparing to upgrade the Leikenhit base « just in case », but have not yet made a final decision to return their air bombs there. An updated infrastructure may come in handy for them to quickly build up their nuclear arsenal in Europe or for redeploying nuclear weapons from more vulnerable bases « at the height of the nuclear crisis with Russia ».

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Similarities between then (circa 900's) and present day.

Deut. 20:10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
20:11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, [that] all the people [that is] found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
20:12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it.

Is this not what is happening in Ukraine presently?:-
Deut. 20:13 And when the "I AM" thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword

Prince Svyatoslav Igorevich “sent messengers to the other lands announcing his intention to attack them.” Between 963 and 965 he defeated the Khazars along the lower Don River and the Ossetes and Circassians in the northern Caucasus.

Putin says Russia developing weapons based on ‘new physical principles’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Moscow was developing arms using “new physical principles” to ensure security in the near historic perspective.

“If one looks into the security sphere, new physical principles weapons will ensure the security of any country in the near historic perspective. We understand this very well and are working on it,” Putin said during a meeting with the moderators of key sessions at the 8th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).

Developing weapons based on new physical principles involves the use of novel technologies and principles of action. Such weapons include laser, ultrasonic, radio-frequency arms and others, state news agency TASS reported.

Last month Putin said that Russia offered its partners a wide selection of state-of-the-art weaponry in virtually all categories.

“We offer our partners a broad selection of advanced weapons of practically all types, including state-of-the-art control and reconnaissance systems, high-precision weapons and robotics,” Putin emphasized as cited by TASS.

He highlighted that a priority focus for Russia was drones. “This area is being actively developed nowadays both in the military and civilian sectors. As a matter of fact, this is about the establishment of a new independent, research-intensive, high-technology industry sector.” Putin says Russia developing weapons based on ‘new physical principles’ | Al Arabiya English


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US government stopped me from interviewing Putin – Tucker Carlson

The former Fox News host has questioned why ‘you’re not allowed to hear’ the Russian president’s voice

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has alleged in a recent interview that unnamed figures in Washington obstructed his attempts to interview Russian president Vladimir Putin.

“I tried to interview Vladimir Putin, and the US government stopped me,” Carlson claimed in an interview with Swiss publication Die Weltwoche published on Thursday. He also explained that he felt let down by the lack of support for his situation that he says he received from US news media.

Russia adds ICC president Hofmanski to wanted list

Russia said Monday it had placed Piotr Hofmanski, the president of the International Criminal Court, which is seeking the arrest of President Vladimir Putin, on its wanted list.

“Hofmanski Piotr Jozef, Polish. Wanted under an article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” said a notice in the Russian interior ministry database.

The ministry did not provide details of the allegations against Hofmanski.

In March the Hague-based court announced an arrest warrant for Putin on the war crime accusation of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children.

The ICC also issued a warrant against Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, on similar charges.

Russia has earlier issued arrest warrants for ICC prosecutor Karim Khan and several judges.

Russia, which is not a member of the ICC, insists the warrant against Putin is “void”.

In September, the ICC opened a field office in Ukraine, as part of efforts to hold Russian forces accountable for Moscow’s offensive in the Western-backed country.


Putin to stage first nationwide exercise simulating nuclear attack from the West

Russia will stage its first nationwide nuclear attack exercise across 11 time zones in preparation for potential nuclear war.

It is scheduled to take place on October 3 and will see Vladimir Putin’s regime present the West as a nuclear aggressor.

The one-day nuclear attack exercise, which has only ever been done region by region, will include preparation for the destruction of up to 70% of Russian housing stock and life support facilities.

It will assume the scenario that martial law has been introduced in Russia and that is has gone through full mobilisation.

Valdai International Discussion Club meeting

Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 20th anniversary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

The main points from Vladimir Putin’s speech at the plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club:

The global financial system does not meet the interests of most countries;

The global financial system created on the basis of the dollar is gradually collapsing;

Russia has significantly reduced external debts, all Russian companies are servicing their obligations;

Russia sees a problem with the weakening of the ruble, the Central Bank and the government are taking measures;

BRICS now does not need to create a single currency, we need a single settlement mechanism and settlements in national currencies;

The Russian Federation will begin supplies of Russian gas to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan this month;

Russia will initially supply 3 billion cubic meters each to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. m of gas, then these volumes can be increased;

Putin denied Chisinau’s statements that Moldova no longer buys Russian gas;

The Russian Federation will continue to strengthen its defense capability, it sees what it lacks during military operations;

Russia in some areas has significantly increased the production of equipment and weapons for special operations;

Over the year, about 350 thousand people signed contracts with the Russian Armed Forces, this stream of volunteers expresses the support and trust of the people;

Russian troops feel confident on the contact line and are advancing in some directions;

On October 4, the Russian Armed Forces advanced and improved their positions in 12 areas in the special operation zone;

Putin did not agree with Simonyan that Pashinyan was allegedly brought to power by someone in order to “surrender Karabakh”;

Putin called the allegations that Pashinyan allegedly purposefully gave up Karabakh unfair;

The Bretton Woods system and the dominance of the dollar “need to be changed”, this is already happening, and the US authorities are “shooting themselves in the foot”;

Strengthening a multipolar world is inevitable.