Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Russia has succeeded in the final test of a nuclear powered cruise missile. This missile will be capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
This statement of Putin came after his spokesperson rejected the New York Times report.
The American newspaper had claimed in its report that Russia was a Burevestnik Is going to test a weapon named.
This experimental weapon was initially announced in the year 2018. It is said that its range is almost unlimited.
Why is this missile special?
Not much information is available about this missile. The Russian government has also not said much about this.
But according to what is known so far, this missile is based on a nuclear reactor. In simple words, this means that this missile gets energy from this nuclear reactor only.
Along with this, it is a cruise class missile which has the capability to carry nuclear weapons.
But not much information is officially available regarding its capabilities.
Previous reports had revealed that its previous tests had been unsuccessful.
The claims made by President Putin during the meeting held in Sochi city could not be independently verified.
Apart from this, till now no information has been given by the Russian Defense Ministry in this regard.
What was seen in satellite photos?
However, satellite images released last week indicated that Russia had built new structures at a remote base in the Arctic region.
This is the place where the Soviet government used to conduct nuclear tests during the days of the Soviet Union.
These pictures show that construction work is taking place in Novaya Zemlya, an island group located in the northern Barents Sea.
“We have now almost completed work on modern types of strategic weapons,” Putin said during the meeting held at the Black Sea resort in Sochi city of Russia. I had announced these a few years ago.”
This statement of Putin was broadcast on Russia’s government TV channel.
He also said that ‘the last successful test of the global range nuclear powered cruise missile Burevestnik has been conducted.’
NATO, the military organization of many western countries including America and Turkey, has given the code name ‘Skyfall’ to this missile.
The nuclear reactor installed in this missile is activated after being thrown into the air by solid fuel rocket boosters.
However, the American newspaper New York Times in its report groups in favor of stopping the proliferation of weapons Nuclear Threat Initiative It was written quoting that the tests conducted between 2017 and 2019 were unsuccessful.
What did Putin say on the nuclear attack?
Russian President Putin has also said that the work on intercontinental ballistic missile named Sarmat has also been completed.
Even after giving this information, Putin has said that Russia is not planning to change its nuclear policy.
Nuclear doctrine or nuclear policy decides under what circumstances Russia will use nuclear weapons.
He said that there is no threat to Russia’s existence and no person with a healthy mind and good memory would even consider carrying out a nuclear attack against Russia.
But he also indicated that Russia could, in principle, withdraw its approval of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
He argued for this that ‘America had also signed it but never implemented it. In such a situation, it is possible for Russia to do the same.
Russia’s perfect weapon?
Vladimir Putin has said that till now there is nothing in the world that can compete with this missile and in the coming years also there will be no such missile which can stand equal to it.
He said, “This is really a special weapon. This will significantly increase Russia’s war fighting capability. “Those who are trying to threaten Russia with aggressive rhetoric should think twice.”
The work of making this missile has been going on for many years. But its successful test was conducted two months after the Russian attack on Ukraine.
Before this test it was postponed several times. Russia was making efforts in this direction for a long time. In such a situation, its launch is an important milestone for Russia.
What did you say about Prigozhin?
During this meeting, Putin also commented on the untimely death of Wagner faction head Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, said to be close to Putin, died in a plane crash last month.
Commenting on this accident, Putin said that the head of the investigative committee had informed him about this a few days ago.
He said that there was no role of any external factor like missile attack in the plane crash.
He said that fragments of hand grenades were found on the bodies of the deceased.
Putin also said that he thought investigators should also look into whether the deceased had consumed alcohol or other drugs.
No official report has come out yet regarding the causes of this plane crash.