Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threat was brilliantly dismantled as the West’s response to a nuclear bomb was explained. Robert Fox, who is the defense editor of the London Evening Standard, told LBC’s Matthew Wright that St. Petersburg and Moscow would be wiped out within 90 seconds if the Russian leader did indeed launch nuclear missiles. It comes as Putin repeatedly uses the threat of nuclear war to warn the West and NATO against intervening in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Mr Wright pointed to Russia’s arsenal which includes more than 2,000 nuclear warheads, adding that the surprise success of the Ukrainian military has “ignited” the Russian leader.
Mr Fox replied: “Nuclear blackmail is a very, very difficult game and I think the Russian generals know that.
“Any sane person in Putin’s army knows that because there are no winners there.
“If he used it, God help us. But St. Petersburg and Moscow would be wiped out in 90 seconds!”
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The security expert continued, “It’s such a strange game to play.
“He has to say something on VE Day on May 9.
“As Russia was under threat from Nazi Germany in the 1940s, they are under a similar threat now.
“The problem is the terrible mistakes and failures of this mighty military machine after 60 days.
“It’s a huge military machine.
She said: “Let me speak for myself. Don’t be bullied by bullies. If they make threats, you can’t back down.
“We’re here for the fight, and you can’t bend to a tyrant.”
Earlier this week, Russian state television showed a video simulating a Russian nuclear strike on three European capitals, saying there would be “no survivors”.
Hosts of Channel One’s 60 Minutes program claimed that the cities of London, Paris and Berlin could be hit within 200 seconds of the launch of nuclear missiles.