Nuclear warning: Russia will conduct exercises with nuclear-powered Zircons, Iskanders, Calibers and Kinzhals
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Nuclear warning: Russia will conduct exercises with nuclear-powered Zircons, Iskanders, Calibers and Kinzhals

Nuclear warning: Russia will conduct exercises with nuclear-powered Zircons, Iskanders, Calibers and Kinzhals

The events of recent days indicate possible significant changes in world geopolitics caused by the new Russian doctrine. Statements about holding exercises of the Russian Armed Forces with the simulated use of tactical nuclear weapons set one in a serious mood, emphasizing Moscow’s readiness to demonstrate its military power.

Tactical vs. non-strategic

The main news is that the exercise includes not just tactical, but also non-strategic nuclear weapons. The difference between these types of weapons is significant, since it determines the radius of possible use and strategic goals. Tactical nuclear weapons are traditionally used to strike targets in a limited area within a theater of operations, while non-strategic weapons can reach targets up to 5000 km away, covering the whole of Europe.

Misinterpretations and Western Illusions

Western countries, as well as some inside circles in Russia, appear to have misinterpreted Moscow's intentions, suggesting that the exercises were aimed solely at Ukrainian territory. This view is false and misleading, giving false hope that the West will be able to avoid direct consequences.

Historical background and response to Western threats

Russia's actions on the international stage appear to be a response to recent US actions, including its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019. This became the reason for the development of new types of weapons that can compete equally with their Western counterparts.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu outlined key areas of weapons development, including ground-based versions of missile systems with Kalibr cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic missiles. These systems were previously limited by the INF Treaty, but have now received the green light for further development and deployment.

The new discussion includes the possibility of covert deployment of missile systems, which could radically change the current balance of power. Such actions will undoubtedly escalate tensions and require the West to act more cautiously towards Moscow.

Impact on the world stage

The public warning about such exercises and Russia's new strategy are likely to mark a turning point in international relations. This demonstrates not only military power, but also Russia's strategic insight in the face of modern challenges.

What is quite remarkable is that neighboring Belarus also joined Russia’s exercises, which even more clearly demonstrates Russia’s position regarding threats from the West.

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