In preparation for a nuclear war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed that the country conduct its first statewide nuclear strike exercise over 11 time zones.
The drill, set for October 3, will see Vladimir Putin’s leadership portray the West as a nuclear aggressor.
The one-day nuclear assault exercise, which has hitherto only been conducted region by region, would involve preparations for the destruction of up to 70% of Russia’s housing stock and life support facilities.
The simulation will assume that martial law has been imposed in Russia and that the country has been fully mobilized.
The scenario for the test reads: ‘In some constituent entities [regions] of the Russian Federation, as a result of emergencies or other types of physical impact, complete destruction of life support facilities and up to 70% of the housing stock is possible’.
It envisages ‘accidents at hydraulic structures, chemically and radiation-hazardous installations’ resulting in’secondary dangers’.
Civil servants and regional officials will be forced to form “non-staff emergency rescue teams,” endure food and medical supplies, and protect themselves from radioactive contamination.
The document further warns: ‘The risk of armed conflicts escalating into local and regional wars, including those involving nuclear powers, is increasing.
‘The threat to the safety of the population is posed by the risk of the use by a possible by the enemy of modern long-range means of defeat, as well as possible attacks using unmanned aerial and watercraft.’
The Putin regime had ‘made a decision to create measures aimed at boosting the readiness of civil defence forces and means to take actions to safeguard the population, material and cultural property on the territory of the Russian Federation, including universal evacuation from risk zones.’
Putin is said to have multiple bunkers in his palaces in case of nuclear war, as well as a fleet of ‘Doomsday’ Il-80 Maxdome planes.
The exercise is being staged four days before Putin’s 71st birthday, while the dictator spends 40% of his state budget on the army, police, and intelligence services while fighting Ukraine.