Russia’s ‘Flying Chernobyl’ missile heralds new nuke arms race

Burvestnik nuclear-powered superweapon’s successful test is Russia’s apparent answer to US’s new nuclear-tipped AGM-181A

„Russia has just tested a new nuclear-powered cruise missile, officially known as Burvestnik and referred to in reports as “Flying Chernobyl”, a doomsday superweapon spurred by Moscow’s concern of losing nuclear parity vis-a-vis the US and whose launch potentially heralds the start of a new nuclear arms race.

This month, The Warzone reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the successful test at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. At the event, he also claimed that Russia is close to fielding its newest nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), known as the RS-28 Sarmat, adding to speculation of a new arms race.“ (…)


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