A close Putin ally and reservist general has called for London to be bombed with nuclear weapons first when World War III breaks out.
MP Andrey Gurulyov, 54, a member of the Defense Committee of the Russian Parliament, also spoke out in favor of Russia invading the NATO countries in the Baltic States.
On state television Channel 1, he said there was no other way to prevent the West from blockading the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Such an invasion would trigger NATO’s Mutual Protection Clause Five and potentially ignite full-scale conflict.
“We will destroy the entire group of enemy space satellites during the first airborne operation,” said Lt. Gen. Gurulyov, a senior commander representing the main pro-Putin party United Russia.
“No one will care if they are American or British, we would see them all as Nato.
“Second, we’re disarming the entire missile defense system, everywhere, 100 percent.
“Thirdly, we will certainly not start from Warsaw, Paris or Berlin.
“The first to be hit will be London.
“It is crystal clear that the threat to the world is the Anglo-Saxons.”
Like other Moscow hardliners, he believes that the West – particularly in continental Europe – has no sense of real war.
He continued, “As part of the Critical Site Destruction Operation, Western Europe will be cut off from power and immobilized.
“All power supply sites will be destroyed.
“And in the third phase, I will see what the US will say to Western Europe about continuing their fight in the cold, without food and electricity.
“I wonder how they (the US) will manage to stay aside.
“That’s the rough plan, and I deliberately leave out certain moments because they’re not supposed to be discussed on TV.”
The general rejected plans by other Russian experts to steal a corridor through Lithuania from Belarus.
The aim is to supply the Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, which is wedged between the NATO states of Poland and Lithuania.
Lithuania blocked rail freight last week and insisted on complying with international sanctions, but this has sparked outrage in Moscow.
Lieutenant-General Gurulev claimed that the plan for the so-called Suvalovsky Corridor was a Western trap.
“If you look at the map, it would be a big mistake on our part to make the corridor only to end up with NATO troops left and right,” he said.
“And we also have to involve Belarus. Let’s look at the map.”
His preferred strategy is to take control of Lithuania and the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia. Formerly part of the Russian Empire, they broke away from the USSR three decades ago.
He told state television: “We’ll calmly close Vilnius again [former name] Vilno, let’s remember what Reval is [the tsarist name for Tallinn]and clear the right Baltic flank so we don’t have to worry about being hit from behind.
“From a military point of view it is impossible to get a free corridor [through Lithuania].
“But if the West decides to blockade the Kaliningrad region, a decision will be made to conduct a strategic operation to unblock it.
“But as a soldier, I clearly understand that no one will bother to just make a corridor.
“When we start working, we will work properly.
“Everything is cleared out, because why leave enemies behind?”
Gurulyov is a former deputy commander of Russia’s Southern Military District and has served with Russian forces in Syria.
He was sanctioned by the US for his close ties to Putin.
In February he was allegedly overheard making a wiretapped call ordering subordinates to burn down the homes of Ukrainians after they had thrown families into the streets.
To do so would be a war crime.
Earlier this week, another retired general warned that NATO was “playing with fire” and threatened to wipe Britain off the map with nuclear weapons.
Evgeny Buzhinsky lashed out at British commander Sir Patrick Sanders, who urged troops to prepare to defeat Russian forces in a third world war.
“He doesn’t understand that Britain will physically cease to exist as a result of World War III,” the Putin ally said.
Amid simmering tensions, Vladimir Putin boasted this week that the Russian armed forces are now receiving high-tech S-500 Prometheus missile systems.
And he also warned that the devastating Satan-2 nuclear ICBMs will be operational by the end of the year.
Sweden and Finland have applied to join NATO over fears of Russian aggression following the slaughter in Ukraine.
Earlier this month, they joined NATO troops rehearsing for an invasion.
Putin hit back by staging massive war games in the Baltics in a dramatic show of power.
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