Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that at the last stage of the Russian-Belarussian exercises "West-2017", Russia has worked out conventional massive nuclear missile strike. This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defense Council.
According to Turchinov, six Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 long-range aircraft were used to test the nuclear-missile strike in the airspace of the Barents, Baltic and Norwegian Seas.
"The strategic missile forces were represented by combat group from the 14th missile division that carried out the training and combat launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars from the Plisetsk cosmodrome (Arkhangelsk region) by targets at the Kura range (the Kamchatka Peninsula). The strategic missile submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" of the Northern Fleet of Russia carried out an electronic launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile of sea basing, "Turchinov noted.
He added that "the development of a massive missile and aircraft strike by the Russian Armed Forces once again confirms the aggressiveness and offensive nature of Russia's foreign and security policy, its readiness to escalate tensions with the West until a full-scale war is fought."
Earlier, Polish Defense Minister Anthony Matsereevich stated that during the West-2017 exercises Russia could use nuclear weapons. According to him, military maneuvers can be continued after the training.
“The exercises will last (after September 20th, the announced end date of the drills – ed.), this time with the use of nuclear weapons, which was not included in their program,” said Macierewicz.
According to him, the military doctrine of the Russian Federation provides for the possibility of a preemptive strike over the alleged enemy.