Russia Holds Nuclear Drills In Response To US Sending Rockets To Ukraine

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Russia’s nuclear troops are practicing maneuvers in a territory northeast of Moscow.

President Joe Biden revealed his plan to supply upgraded missile systems to Ukraine just one day before these drills began.

Around 1,000 Russian soldiers are taking part in strenuous drills utilizing more than 100 military equipment, including Yars intercontinental missile launchers, according to a Russian independent news source.

These drills are conducted in the Ivanovo Oblast, around 200 kilometers northeast of Moscow.

The drills, which are reported to be geared at combating Russia’s intercontinental missile systems, required Russian soldiers to march over 60 kilometers, conceal sophisticated military equipment, and rehearse posting watches.

Typhoon-M armored counter-sabotage vehicles, which are claimed to be equipped with remotely operated weapon stations, were also used in the training exercises.

Russia began nuclear drills after Biden wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on Tuesday announcing his administration’s decision to provide anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, and precision rocket systems to Ukraine.

The president stated that accomplishing his administration’s aim of an independent and thriving Ukraine is more feasible if the US helps the nation with the armament and ammunition needed to repel invading Russian soldiers.

“America’s goal is simple: we want to see a democratic, independent, sovereign, and prosperous Ukraine with the capability to deter and defend itself against further aggression,” Biden wrote.

The administration’s intentions to supply weaponry represent a 180-degree turn from the president’s prior position, in which he stated that the US would not send any rockets to Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration does not trust Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy not to fire missiles into Russian territory, according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

Peskov again accused the US of inflaming tensions and impeding peace negotiations in Ukraine by supplying more weapons to the country.

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