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Putin Puts Russia's Strategic Nuclear Force On 'Special Alert'

Putin Puts Russia's Strategic Nuclear Force On 'Special Alert'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to put its nuclear forces on “special alert” – the highest level of alert for Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces reports BBC World News.

Speaking to top military officials, including Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Sunday, Putin said Western nations had taken “unfriendly actions” towards Russia and imposed “illegitimate sanctions”.

BBC News security correspondent, Gordon Corera, however, said the move by Putin does not mean there is a current intent to use them.

Corera opined that Putin’s aim is likely to try and deter NATO support for Ukraine by creating fears over how far he is willing to go and creating ambiguity over what kind of support for Ukraine he will consider being too much.

The United States has responded to Putin’s order putting Russia’s nuclear forces on a “special” state of alert as “unacceptable”.

In an interview with CBS News, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield said:

It means that President Putin is continuing to escalate this war in a manner that is totally unacceptable and we have to continue to stem his actions in the strongest possible way.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated that at no point has Russia been under threat from NATO. She told ABC News that Putin has a tendency to blame NATO. Said Psaki:

We’ve seen him do this time and time again. At no point has Russia been under threat from Nato, has Russia been under threat from Ukraine.

This is all a pattern from President Putin and we’re going to stand up to it.

We have the ability to defend ourselves, but we also need to call out what we’re seeing here from President Putin.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that if Russia uses nuclear weapons against Ukraine it will be a “catastrophe for the world”.

Kuleba said Putin’s announcement is aimed at raising the stakes and putting additional pressure on the Ukrainian delegation for proposed talks between the two countries.

Meanwhile, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Vladimir Putin’s order to the Russian military to put its nuclear forces on a higher level of alert is “dangerous” and “irresponsible”.

More: BBC News


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88 Comments

Ribvungu 2 months ago

munoti**** here mkuru timbokumhanyirai chigame


mupengo 2 months ago

Putin is very right. The WEST AND USA think media coverage is enough. Kill them all Putin. The Ukranians are abusing BLACK AFRICANS there ryt now.


2 months ago


Bomber muSadza 2 months ago

Putin mamisa vanhu sterek


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Chamatams 2 months ago

Apa pa picture Putin ari ku smiler, what about atsamwa. Mmmmmmmmm Ngozi ye munhu. Kuda kuuraisa vanhu.


Chamatams 2 months ago

Is it true that the President of Ukraine is the brother of Putin. So ndeipi???


Black Jack 2 months ago

mmmmmmm Maziso a Putin anotyisa.


Shampoo 2 months ago

Mr. Mark tazvinzwa. Hatidi War. Hatidi kutongwa nema tsotsi chete chete


Jackson 2 months ago

Good morning everyone

When God speaks the wise listen , I saw Mr Putin the President of Russia down ,not being able to move or to lift up his head 🔥

His numbers of days reigning are numbered ,ngazvinyorwe zvibatosiswe izvi

God bless all of you and your Sunday let it be filled with great love 🕊️

Inzwai zvinotaura Mweya


Dhodhi remumvura 2 months ago

Usanyebera mweya iwewe nyarara kana usina comment

Chasara kunzwa Mwonzora oti face ya Chamisa belongs to MDC alliance 2 months ago

Chinda

Mark 2 months ago

I for one will never like Putin because if anyone actually bothered to read his history, you'd automatically know everything he does is for communism and his own agenda. You may think he is a good leader but he is entirely ruthless and aggressive.
Just because Russia gave investments in Zimbabwe doesn't make it your ally automatically. Obviously as soon as you prove to be of no use to him he'll quickly crush and destroy you saka I'm not really impressed with the comments of these Putin praises. Russia may have one of the world's biggest militaries and best armed ones too but what about the West? America and the other European countries work with quality over quantity plus they all have secret forces like the Navy Seals, The Black Ops, The Marines etc etc which are all trained for these type of scenarios for years.

I'm not saying Russia is weak or anything but I'm just proving kuti those other countries haana kunyarara for nothing. They obviously would've sent a few of their secret armies to covertly work inside and this is information we'll never receive until years from this event has passed. The reason why many countries don't want to get involved in Ukraine in terms of military isn't just the matter of fearing Russia... every country knows the affect of World War as 1 and 2 damaged economies internationally along with the health, food etc et system.
No country wants to go back to enter war again as the consequences are too difficult to control on a national scale plus these countries also have the occasions of civilians refusing to get their country involved in war like with the USA after World War 1 payakaramba kupinda meLeague Of Nations.

Learn to actually read and understand history before you talk nonsense on who is going to beat who...


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 2 months ago

@Mark wataura chokwadi hako iwe. Putin is crazed now and is receiving praises beyond his real capabilities. ACHAKAKISA his people. His army is now being crushed in Ukraine and he is thinking of nukes.

CHIEF 2 months ago

EVERYONE IN SUPPORT OF NATO YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG,KINDLY TUNE TO OTHER BROADCASTING TV AND COME BACK TO THE COMMENT SECTION. UKRAINE SAYS IT HAS LOST ONLY 150 LIVES BUT TO MY SURPRISE WHY ARE CITIZENS RUNNING AWAY FROM THE SO CALLED WEAK SOLDIERS OF RUSSIA? UKRAINIAN FLEET IS NO LONGER UNUSABLE, THE MOTORISED 57TH INFANTRY HAS SURRENDERED AND SOME CITIES ARE ALREADY CAPTURED. THE WEST IS IN PANIC MODE AND THEY KNOW VERY SOON THEY WILL BE LEFT WITH NO OPTION BUT TO DEFEND THEIR OWN TERRITORIES.


Bob wangu 2 months ago

Putin is the man...he have tried... congratulations to Vladimir Putin..war change things sometimes... defeat is a result of somebody's loss over somebody's victory..

What ever will happen Putin is... like Hitler... history is of Russia is about Putin.... strong leaders not...weak ones

Alliance 2 months ago

Puttin naChamisa vanezviso zvakafanana tarisai mhino, maziso nemhanza iyo, zvese nemafungiro same same,


DMwonzora 2 months ago

Takuzokumamisai kushandisa face yachamisa kty handina yangu here. Ndrimuhombe kudarika zvaunofunga pa politics idzi. Dzikama uone 26

Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Waita wagona because Chamisa ndiPitin we Zanu ende munom@ma ma Zanu this time hakuna chenyu

Roosy 2 months ago

Tkt , Vybz, and l are Evel. Yes,l do,
l support war n killing. Is the only instrument that render u freedom and dhimokoras,,,lok,a leader carrying a killing machine give instructions n we agree willing ly or unwilling caz we are helpless, nobody mind pples being forced but call this democracy ,lpiko ipapa, ngazvitaurwe uyo nauyo akabata nduku take tipedzeraaneeee


Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Nhayi Dzimiti unorwadziwa neyi neni? Ndati Urikumborwadziweyi?

Ndichamarker paPindula kusvika ndawana basa

Dimitri Gredenko 2 months ago

Ana Simbimbimbindo kwenyu kufunda sterek here kuda kutozviita examiner wepaPindula Kkkkkk uri****

Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Iwewe you are not worth anyone's time, You're still trying to figure out how to type correct spellings, I guess that's a war enough for you.

pfachaa 2 months ago

Ukraine yakukwataka


Disappointed 2 months ago

Russia yakapedzerwa ma sports kudhara Njere shoma dza Putin kwaakuda kuparadza pasi rose kutya defeat.Ndoo mafiro anoita magwara sezvakazoita ana Adolf Hitler .He is going to face the backlash from his country.aakuda ma talks manje.


dck 2 months ago

izvi hazvipere mushe ko why vari kunyanyoda kuti Ukraine ipinde mu Nato kunyanya America neBritain ,Putin pane zvaari kuona kumberi saka hondo iyi haiperi zvekumhanya ,Putin anongoti ngaitsve chero isiri mumusha mangu

Tkt 2 months ago

chero mukandi tuka zivai kuti ndataura chokwadi kana muchida kuti hondo yaPutin ipere kuno fana ktanga kwafa ccc then mosapota Putin ozo rega othetwise bevready to die seni so. i am prepared to die for my COUNTRY's SOVERV

NEVER


mtembo 2 months ago

russia was showing mercy but because of Nato which is helping Ukraine very soon thing will change to worse.Russia dayi aida kurova Ukraine zvekuda kuparadza angadayi akazviita kare asina kutomboisa kana one musoja wake muUkraine using only missiles dzisina kana nuclear or even shelling from the sea using war ships, asi zvinokuvadzisa vanhu vakawanda nevasina mhosva.so Nato is helping saka akuva tyisidzira hapana paanoshandisa nuc masoja ake ari muUkraine macho.but because of Nato zvakuzoyita worse and Ukraine wil suffer more,Either Putin achaita tactical withdrawal achibvisa his troops then shelling will star this tym witj more intenstity


Gaffer 2 months ago

Uyu Simbimbindo akabveki??angohukura zvisina basa rese...ngaadzike hake,ndisu maveterans epano...zi**** remunhu

Vladimir 2 months ago

@simbimbindo the nuclear warnings are for meddling western countries not Ukraine, at least have knowledge before saying anything here

Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Putsek Russia is overrated why alternate to using nuclear weapons if they are as powerful as they claim. ana Russia kungovukira kunge Zanu always trying to use dirty tactics. Nxaa

Nkust 2 months ago

@mboko, Nimrod na Tkt vanopinda vese church yekunyenga vana vadiki


Mboko 2 months ago

Ndirimupostori hangu asi kwedu hatinyenge vana,zvinoitwa uko kwaMarange. Masowe eChishanhu

Dzvamu 2 months ago

Putin arasika, kungoti agara akarasika ibharanzi remunhu. kuuraya vanhu kunge mapete


2 months ago


Bounty Hunter 2 months ago

@mboko hona Putin akuda kushandisa nuclear why iye ari kuhwina hondo. Paakarova Georgia haana kumbotaura nezve nuclear but only Ukraine kkkk. I think Ukraine yakarega vachipinda ichida kuvharira vanhu mukati kkk Russia iri kutorovana ne NATO this is not Ukraine that's why avakuti nuclear.

Russia inenge iri kurohwa kkkk kushandirwa chaiko


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Putin said he will do what has never happened in the history of war, now that the Nuclear weapon is on alert he meant destroying the whole world with it. hope its just a threat coz Nuclear is mass distraction, the end of the world...


Tkt 2 months ago

@Simbimbindo

wanyepa wangu

Vybz ≠ Tkt


Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Vybz and Tkt are names used by 1 person


Mboko 2 months ago

Ini ndokumamisa iwe Mhazi,ndinohuya kuSirobera ndokurovera ikoko,mudzviti

Noma 2 months ago

@Simbimbindo
Munogara papi paSilobela apo

Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Vybz ini ndokumamisa huya pasilobela

Simbimbindo 2 months ago

Iwe mboko ndikwanire mazita acho ndeako urikukwana panyaya iyi washeedzwa nani nxaah kufanana nemuk0sh0 wa TKT

Mboko 2 months ago

Nope...2 different ****s...Vybz is always reckless whilst e other **** sometimes can use his brains very well..at times he totally refuse to use his brains... Tkt is a close ally of Nimrod

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Taura kwaunoswera

Godaz 2 months ago

Ummm nuclear is deadly,inobatanidzira nevasimo munyaya dzacho,this is the beginning of world war lll


factos 2 months ago

been ugly is sin, see
Munangagwa
Chiwenga
Hitler
Putin
Donald Trump


tafman 2 months ago

Ukraine must surrender and open a dialogue before it gets out of hand


lulalula 2 months ago

Russia ndoyakuvara wangu. NATO yakatenge yapinda already Mu Ukraine,Musanzwe President weku Ukraine achiti I'm fighting this battle alone itori disguise kurasisa muvengi that's why vatadza kupinda mu capitol city variku sangana ne resistance yakaomarara ma.Kana maona News Putin aakuda ma talks manje kunyika kwake haasikudiwa.his days are numbered

Sir mupurwa 2 months ago

rega zvitatsvurane kuyuropu ikoko kusvika mbiti dzadzokera mumvura


Waitangirei Musindo 2 months ago

Putin lost more than 4500 forces, dozen of aircrafts and nearly 100 tanks within 3days that's why aakuda ku vhundutsira nekuti ma nuclear. vakamurega achipinda mu Ukraine vachida kuzomurovera mukati.NATO was already there


Mboko 2 months ago

Imi munonyeba guys.. don't fall for propaganda...The Russians n Ukrainians will find each other very soon

Rambo 2 months ago

Putin arikubatwa manje manje zvakaitwa Saddam humwe hu**** soo

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Unonyepa iwe musataure kwamusina kusewra

Tony 2 months ago

Russians if u are a superior however can use nuclear to a smaller town just show. kukundikana


kingdom Addict 2 months ago

end timest Russia against Israel is on cards
Jesus is coming soon


Mark 2 months ago

It's actually their land so they have the right to take back the land. Read the Bible bruh

Blowjob 2 months ago

Uri **** @kingdom addict. Israel is destroying people of Palestine to an extent which is very bad. Sometimes we wondor if they have any hinhu zvawo. They are killing helpless Palestinians everyday and abusing them. Israel is the worst hypocriti **** country

The truth 2 months ago

The so called vybz and Tkt are evil right or wrong how do they support death


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Everything is fair in love and war

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 2 months ago

𝙋𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣'𝙨 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙖 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙐𝙠𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙙𝙪𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚, 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙢. 𝙒𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣'𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣'𝙨 𝙚𝙜𝙤. 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙥 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙞𝙢


Nuclear what what? 2 months ago

Who ever has nuclear power in their territory should not be shocked by the fact that Mr Putin has given an order of high alert. Why keep something that you know has the potential of destroying your very own existence in the first place. Adults were never meant to have toys. Guys nuclear weapons are NOT TOYS.


𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

Good thing we dnt hv such , imagine the calibre of people who wld hv the launch codes! 😰😱☠️👻

Or the launching mechanism mulfunctions and the bombs go off on their own

MuGrade 2 2 months ago

Even Americans got nuclear weapons... it's you Zimbabweans who don't have such...

2 months ago


Tatenda chimbudzi 2 months ago

Russia haasi kuiziva ngaaredze zvari kuita anokuvadzisa vanhu


Shobele 2 months ago

I think this Putin ari kuremerwa nemakarisi kkkk akasaize Ukraine asingazivi kuti kutetepa kwedzimbe ndokutapira kwayo. Only the losing size ndorinoita pfugwa dzakaora like Putin. Guys Putin arikumamisa

Viva Ukraine

Viva NATO

Viva nekubatana


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 2 months ago

To me, Putin is feeling extreme levels of frustration now and close to becoming like a "Crazy Nuclear Monkey"


Tkt 2 months ago

I back Mr Vladmir Putin, he is simply saying that better destroy everything including myself than letting enemies do as they wish in my face
The same way WE as ZANU-PF will chose mass destruction of all detractors including ourselves than let confused catastrophic children lead this country astray NEVER

Viva Mr Putin
Viva ZANU-PF


Game 2 months ago

Tkt urimwana we****

Mboko 2 months ago

Tkt urimurwere wepfungwa,sarscam

Macc 2 months ago

Uyu anorwara,

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Blow them to smitherins


Gushungo 2 months ago

Ukraine should know that they are in this alone.All the talk from other quarters will not help.Thry should swallow thei pride leave the idea of joining NATO and negotiate with Russia


D1vant 2 months ago

Pindula news, can you please publish opinions from Eastern Europe or not western publications, I'm tired of this western always right media rhetoric. Thanks


J 2 months ago

How right you are.pinduka is one sided on this issue.They are the zbc of the west

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Putin's face is a disaster like XXXX's face appearing on a certain party's campaign material.


NATO 2 months ago

putin is Antichrist


Roosy 2 months ago

VaPuting sure mbomirai kana muchida ndokupai mkadzi wangu madube ini mdotsvaga hangu mumwe,,,heehehe heeeehehe


Senior Citizen 2 months ago

He is a madman , only the loosing side will think of using nuclear weapons 😹😹😹😹 viva UKRAINE pamberi neNato


Joe Brownn 2 months ago

Ukraine must apologize to Russia and align itself with mother Russia because the west is just using it as a proxy for cold war with Russia but when it comes to war the west will fold it's hands and start making a lot of noise in the media while Ukraine is suffering alone .

Anonymous 2 months ago

😅😅😅😅😂😂😂😂😅

Vladimir 2 months ago

I support Putin but now he's taking this too far


𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 2 months ago

𝙋𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙙𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙩, 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣.

😃 2 months ago

At the end of the day all is vanity...


. 2 months ago

Aaa vaPutin wo futhi no sympathy for the human race at all. He is willing to go all the way and at all costs to destroy humanity... problem its only the innocent souls that will be put to slaugter. Helpless children i feel sorry for them.he doesnt care even for the casualties on his side as well... power has made humans forget that one day we will all leave this earth and turn into dust. President Putin Mwari ave nemi



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