Russia will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as a nuclear attack that warrants a nuclear retaliation, the military warned in an article published Friday

9.8.20 in military times

The harsh warning in the official military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) is directed at the United States, which has worked to develop long-range non-nuclear weapons. The article follows the publication in June of Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy that envisages the use of atomic weapons in response to what could be a conventional strike targeting the nation’s critical government and military infrastructure.



Damit zieht Russland die Konsequenz aus der US-Ankündigung, neu entwickelte Cruises missiles wahlweise mit herkömmlichem oder nuklearem Sprengkopf von UBooten abzuschießen. Im Anflug sind sie nicht unterscheidbar.