On March 11, a U.S. B-52H bomber went straight to Russia's "doorstep" exercise, and the closest distance to St. Petersburg was only 200 kilometers.

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[Compiled by Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] In view of the fact that the US strategic bombers conducted a drill on the Russian border a few days ago, and it was reported that they simulated an attack on St. Petersburg, the hometown of President Putin, the Secretary-General of the Russian National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev (Nikolai Patrushev) warned Washington on the 27th not to act rashly , Russia has unique weapons that can destroy any enemy, including the United States, when its own survival is threatened.

Patrushev (left), secretary-general of the Russian National Security Council, has a high position and is rumored to be President Vladimir Putin's favorite successor.

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In an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper, Patrushev commented on a series of media reports.

According to reports, according to the flight trajectory released by the world-renowned flight tracking website "Flightradar24", on the 11th of this month, a US military B-52H "Stratofortress" (Stratofortress) long-range strategic bomber conducted a drill from 200 meters above Gotland in the Baltic Sea. A "hypothetical nuclear strike" on St. Petersburg at a distance of 10000 km

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In this regard, Patrushev said: "American politicians obsessed with their own propaganda, somehow still believe that in the event of a direct conflict with Russia, the United States can launch a pre-emptive missile strike, after which Russia will not be able to fight back. This is Myopic stupidity, and very dangerous."

He emphasized: "After forgetting the lessons of history, some people in the West are already talking about reprisals against Russia's military victory. We can only say one thing about this: Russia is patient and will not scare anyone with military superiority. But I The United States possesses modern and unique weapons capable of destroying any enemy, including the United States, if its own existence is threatened."

Patrushev was once the director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). He is a high-ranking and powerful man and is rumored to be Putin's favorite successor.

Russia has said it sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine last February to counter security threats posed by Kiev's plans to join the U.S.-led NATO alliance.

Moscow has since accused the West of creating a nuclear threat against Russia without specific evidence, saying it is ready to use nuclear weapons in extreme cases if the Russian regime is in danger.

Putin announced on the 25th that he will deploy tactical nuclear weapons in the territory of neighboring and ally Belarus.

This is the first time since 1996 that Moscow has deployed such weapons outside its borders and will bring nuclear weapons to the doorstep of the European Union, taking the nuclear threat one step further.


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