VLADIMIR Putin has prepared his hypersonic missile Avangard to launch a nuclear threat to the West.
Footage released by the Russian military shows the weapon, which is delivered to targets at 27 times the speed of sound, being installed in an underground launch silo in the Orenburg region.
The rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle can be launched outside Earth’s atmosphere before hitting any target in the world in less than 30 minutes, Moscow claims.
Like other Russian hypersonic missile systems, Vladimir Putin frostily claims the West has no means to stop it.
Today’s deployment of the 20,000 mph avangard beast follows three consecutive days that Putin has demonstrated the deployment of the new Yars nuclear missiles in the Kaluga and Tver regions.
The Russian tyrant had previously ordered the dangerous missiles loaded into their silos while rattling his nuclear saber again.
Reports close to the operation believe the ICBM has a range of 7,500 miles and is reportedly 12 times more destructive than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Putin was filmed in late October overseeing the launch of a similar Yars nuclear missile as part of a mock attack on the UK and US.
He then sent up nuclear bombers in a defiant firepower display after the fleet was attacked by Ukrainian drones.
Two Tu-95MS planes – known as Bears – took to the skies over the Sea of Japan in a display of firepower.
And he also sent three MiG-31 fighter jets to Belarus on Tuesday, designed to carry the deadly nuclear-capable Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.
Kinzhal missiles have a range that would allow them to hit Britain from Belarusian airspace.
It follows threats from a pro-Putin MP and military expert to launch a direct strike against London.
Retired Lieutenant General Andrey Gurulev branded the British capital a “hotbed of all meanness” when he issued the sickening warning.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, said Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure was a legitimate target.
Just last week, he said any country that attacks Russia with nuclear weapons will be wiped off the face of the earth — and it could strike first.
If nuclear missiles hit his country, “nothing will remain of the enemy,” he warned.
He added that Russia was considering changing its policy to allow for a pre-emptive strike, a strategy he claimed the United States had.
“We’re thinking about it,” he said.
“We are considering a disarmament strike. If we are talking about a disarmament strike, perhaps we should consider using the approaches of our American partners.”
The Kremlin revealed that Putin spent all of Friday with his military commanders in discussions about the devastating war in Ukraine – just a day after a failed air siege of the capital Kyiv.
Insiders believe that amid reports of even heavier casualties, Putin was demanding ideas from his commanders, including General Sergei “Armageddon” Surovikin.
Putin said: “Comrade officers, we will be hearing from the commanders in each theater of operations today, and I would like to hear your suggestions on our immediate and medium-term actions.”
The appearance marks the first time in ten months that Putin has shown close involvement from his high command during his chaotic war in the east.
The Russian army is reportedly running out of missiles – and insiders believe Putin is preparing a New Year’s offensive to try again to seize Kyiv.
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