A member of Russia’s Parliament, who is pro-Kremlin, issued a warning that President Vladimir Putin could demolish both the West and East Coasts of the United States with only four nuclear missiles.
Speaking earlier this month, parliament member Alexei Zhuravlev said that Moscow has the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. over its ongoing support of Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine in an unprovoked attack in February.
He proclaimed on the Russian state television channel Russia-1, “I tell you with full competence that to destroy the entirety of the East Coast of the United States, we only need two Sarmat missiles — two!” said Zhuravlev about the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missiles. “And another two for the West Coast. Four missiles, that’s it — there will be nothing left,” said Zhuravlev.
According to Zhuravlev, a small percentage of the population of Ukraine was “willing to resurrect the SS,” which makes them responsible for the unprovoked attack on Russia. “These two million should’ve either left Ukraine, or they should be denazified. That is, to be exterminated,” said Zhuravlev.
According to the Daily Mail, Russia’s latest-generation ballistic missile, Sarmat 2, is thought to be able to carry 15 nuclear warheads. Sources with the Russian military claim Sarmat is 130 times more powerful than the bomb used on Hiroshima.
President Putin bragged that the newest missile is capable of hitting any country. Russian state media has threatened a strike on Germany, the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Germany for supporting Ukraine.
Kremlin views Ukraine and U.S. as Nazis
Additionally, the head of Russia’s foreign intelligence agency (SVR) compared the United States State Department to the World War II Nazi propaganda machine, the mastermind of Joseph Goebbels, saying that D.C. had used social media to launch an anti-Russia messaging campaign.
Many in the Russian establishment, including Zhuravlev, view Ukraine as a breakaway part of Russia. He argued that the “special military operation,” the ongoing war on Ukraine, is a “civil war.”
Zhuravlev lamented, “It hurts my heart because Russians are fighting Russians.” He then claimed that western countries plan to break Russia up into “10 to 15 countries, so it never poses any more problems for them. They will not succeed.”
The lawmaker previously threatened western countries that have aided Ukraine in its fight against Russia. He appeared on Russian state TV and bragged that “one Sarmat and the British Isles are gone.”
Other members of Putin’s inner circle have made similar threats, including the head of Russia’s state space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, who tweeted that 50 new Sarmat-2 missiles are almost ready for combat.