- Russia’s Clear Signal to US: Think Twice Before Using Your Nukes
Russian parliamentarian Frants Klintsevich, who recently criticized British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks about using nuclear weapons in a first strike attack in “the most extreme circumstances,” has now sent a tough warning to the US in case of any similar aggression.
Russia will be able to provide a tough response to a possible nuclear strike of the US, Russian parliamentarian Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the defense committee in Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, said on his Facebook page.
His latest remark comes in the follow up to the statement of first deputy chief of the General Staff’s Main Operational Department, Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir that the US missile defense system in Europe allows a covert nuclear missile strike against Russia.
“The presence of US missile defense bases in Europe, missile defense vessels in seas and oceans close to Russia creates a powerful covert strike component for conducting a sudden nuclear missile strike against the Russian Federation,” Poznikhir said on Wednesday. The results of computer simulation confirm that the US missile defense is directed against Russia and China, Poznikhir said.
“Russian representatives have often appealed to the US side, drawing their attention to the danger the global missile defense system poses to the strategic balance of forces in the world. But facts are ignored. The US claims its missile defense system is not directed against Russia and China. But… the results of computer simulations testify to the contrary,” he said.