Ukraine-Russia news – live: Putin warns anyone attacking Moscow will be ‘wiped out’

The Independent
The Independent

Vladimir Putin has warned that any country that attacks Russia would be “wiped off the face of the Earth”.

The Russia president issued his latest threat to the West at the Eurasian Economic Union summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Friday.

Mr Putin also said that Moscow could adopt what he described as a “US concept” of using preemptive military strikes, in a blunt statement amid rising Russia-NATO tensions over Ukraine.

It comes as Russian forces placed Grad multiple-launch-rocket systems on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant’s territory, according to Ukraine’s nuclear energy operator.

The rocket launchers are next to spent nuclear fuel storage units near the plant’s sixth reactor, it said, and are likely to be used to strike cities on the opposite side of the Dnipro River, using the reactor and fuel storage as a “shelter” from return fire, according to Energoatom.

Russia’s move violated conditions for nuclear and radiation safety, the company said in its statement, which was backed by several Ukrainian ministers.

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guy eaton

Any attack from Putin and the world will make Moscow bleed for it. Russia will weep in the atomic ashes of their own making. Your move, Vlad. It will likely be your last.

Henry Jekyll

What he never mentions to his people is that they’ll be wiped out and the rest of their states will be fighting to be independent

Autumn Cast

Watch Ukraine attacks Moscow to start a world War. 40% of their country is destroyed. So they don't care about starting a world war.


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