Putin readies hypersonic nuke able to hit anywhere on earth in chilling threat | The Sun

VLADIMIR Putin has readied his hypersonic Avangard missile for launch in 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 Orenburg region. 

The missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle can be fired outside the earth’s atmosphere before striking any target in the world in less than 30 minutes, claims Moscow. 

Like other Russian hypersonic missile systems, Vladimir Putin chillingly claims the West has no means to stop it.

Today’s emplacement of the 20,000mph Avangard beast follows three consecutive days in which Putin has showcased the deployment of new Yars nuclear missiles in Kaluga and Tver regions. 

The Russian tyrant had previously ordered the dangerous missiles to be loaded into their silos as he once again rattled his nuclear sabre.

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Reports close to the operation believe the intercontinental ballistic missile has a 7,500 mile range 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 Britain and the US.

He then sent up nuclear bombers in a defiant show of firepower after the fleet came under attack from Ukrainian drones.

Two Tu-95MS planes – known as Bears – took to the skies over the Sea of Japan in a show of firepower.

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And he also sent three MiG-31 warplanes designed to carry deadly Kinzhal nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles to Belarus on Tuesday. 

Kinzhal missiles have a range that would allow them to hit Britain from Belarus air space. 

It follows threats by a pro-Putin MP and military expert to launch a direct strike on London.

Retired Lieutenant-General Andrey Gurulev branded the UK capital the "hotbed of all nastiness" as he issued the sickening warning.

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council of the, has said Ukraine's civilian infrastructure is a legitimate target for attack.

Just last week he said any country that attacks Russia with nuclear weapons will be wiped off the face of the earth – and it may strike first.

If nuclear missiles hit his country "nothing will remain of the enemy", he warned.

He added Russia was considering changing its policy to allow for a pre-emptive strike, a strategy which he claimed the United States has.

"We're thinking about this," he said.

"We're thinking about a disarming strike. If we are talking about a disarming strike, perhaps we should think about using the approaches of our American partners."

The Kremlin revealed Putin had spent all of Friday with his military commanders in discussions over the devastating war in Ukraine – just one day after a failed aerial siege on the capital Kyiv.

Insiders believe Putin demanded ideas from his commanders – including General Sergei ‘Armageddon’ Surovikin – amid reports of yet more heavy losses.  

Putin said: “Comrade officers, we will hear from the commanders in each operational area today, and I would like to hear your suggestions on our immediate and medium–term actions.”

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The appearance is the first time in ten months that Putin has shown close involvement in his high command during his chaotic war in the East.

The Russian army is reportedly running short of missiles – and insiders believe Putin is preparing a New Year offensive to once again seek to grab Kyiv. 

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