Russian state TV hosts giggle uncontrollably as they discuss NUKING New York with one of Putin’s Satan 2 hypersonic missile
- TV hosts on state-owned Russia-1 channel laughed as they spoke about striking New York City with nuclear weapon
- A presenter laughed as he spoke of how New York would be ‘completely gone’
- It comes after Russia reported the first successful test launch of the Satan 2
The television hosts laughed as they talked about striking the US city of eight million people with the Sarmat missile, also known as Satan 2.
A presenter laughed on a state-owned Russian television channel Russia 1 as he spoke of how New York would be ‘completely gone’ if Moscow decided to launch the nuclear weapon.
The disturbing comments come after Russia reported the first successful test launch of the Satan 2 on Wednesday.
The Kremlin claims the unmatched 16,000mph missile, which has been in development for years, could destroy the UK, hit any target on earth and carry 12 nuclear warheads.
Putin said the launch will provide ‘food for thought for those who try to threaten Russia’ and will make his enemies ‘think twice’.
The television hosts laughed as they talked about striking the US city of eight million people with the Sarmat missile, also known as Satan 2
Russian state TV hosts giggled uncontrollably as they discussed nuking New York City with one of Vladimir Putin’s new intercontinental ballistic missile
Russia has test launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile, its Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday
On Russia-1, the anchor said: ‘Americans don’t have these kind of rockets and never had them.’
‘What is attractive about the South Pole,’ he said before being interrupted by another presenter who quipped: ‘We know right away where to send it via the north pole or the south pole. We only have one target.’
The anchor responded: ‘The continental territory of the US.’
When asked about the size of the territory the Satan 2 would be able to destroy, the presenter said whilst laughing: ‘If 7.5 megatons will be delivered to the territory of our so-called partners – the word “partner” is very important – then objects like the city of New York, a good city but it would be gone.’
‘Completely gone, with one rocket. Completely, I mean completely,’ the presenter said whilst smiling.
‘So it’s better we don’t. Americans always feared our heavy rockets,’ he said, prompting laughter from those in the studio.
According to the nuclear bomb simulator site Nuke Map, a nuclear blast hitting New York City would kill more than 4 million people and injure up to 5 million.
But Russians could fire its 12 individual warheads, which would cover a huge area of the east coast and injure tens of millions of people.
A presenter laughed on a state-owned Russian television channel Russia-1 as he spoke of how New York would be ‘completely gone’ if Moscow decided to launch the nuclear weapon
According to the nuclear bomb simulator site Nuke Map, a nuclear blast hitting New York City would kill more than 4 million people and injure up to 5 million
The first launch of the Satan 2 missile was carried out on Wednesday from an underground silo at the Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia at a moment of heightened tensions after Putin threatened the use of nuclear weapons in response to perceived Western provocation.
It is among Russia’s next-generation missiles that Putin has called ‘invincible,’ and which also include the Kinzhal and Avangard hypersonic missiles.
The launch comes as a growing number of senior Kremlin insiders are said to be fearing the Russian strongman could resort to using nuclear weapons as Moscow’s position worsens.
They said Putin is dismissing all criticism by officials who warn of the damaging political and economic cost of his war plan, which they fear could set Russia back for years amid growing military losses and crippling Western sanctions.
Moscow suffered another devastating blow today after its force’s death toll rose to 21,000, according to Kyiv estimates, after weeks of having their assaults on cities thwarted at every turn by battling Ukrainian troops.
The insiders warned Russia will be left with a crippled economy and limited global influence. They also voiced fears that Putin could turn to the drastic measure of using nuclear weapons against his enemies if his invasion of Ukraine fails.
Putin was shown on TV being briefed by the military that the missile, expected to go into service this year, had been launched from the country’s northwest and hit targets in the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east.
He told the army: ‘I congratulate you on the successful launch of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile.
‘This truly unique weapon will strengthen the combat potential of our armed forces, reliably ensure the security of Russia from external threats and make those who, in the heat of aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country, think twice.’
Vladimir Putin watches the test launch of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile from Moscow
Last month, Russia said it used Kinzhal for the first time in warfare to strike a target in Ukraine.
Putin added yesterday: ‘The new complex has the highest tactical and technical characteristics and is capable of overcoming all modern means of anti-missile defence. It has no analogues in the world and won’t have for a long time to come.
‘This truly unique weapon will strengthen the combat potential of our armed forces, reliably ensure Russia’s security from external threats and provide food for thought for those who, in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country.’
Russian state media added: ‘Sarmat is the most powerful missile with the longest range of destruction of targets in the world, which will significantly increase the combat power of our country’s strategic nuclear forces.’
Satan-2 is believed to be the biggest beast in Russia’s nuclear arsenal. with an estimated 11,000-mile range and a 10-tonne payload.
It is designed to elude anti-missile defence systems with a short initial boost phase, giving enemy surveillance systems a tiny window to track.
Weighing more than 200 tonnes and able to transport multiple warheads, Putin says the missile can hit any target on Earth.
Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Russia is not considering using nuclear weapons ‘at this stage’ of its invasion.
In an interview in which he parroted Putin’s propaganda over Moscow’s brutal military actions, Lavrov blamed the US, the West and NATO expansion for his country’s so-called ‘special operation’.
When asked by India Today whether Russia had any intention of using nuclear weapons, Lavrov said: ‘At this stage, we are considering the option of conventional weapons only,’ according to Russia’s RIA state news agency.
Lavrov, a long-time Kremlin mouthpiece and staunch ally of Putin, said in late January that Russia would not invade its neighbour. On February 24, less a month after his comments, Putin ordered Moscow’s troops into Ukraine.
Days after, Putin put Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert, and threatened NATO allies with ‘consequences greater than any you have faced in history’ should they intervene in the Ukraine conflict.
This raised fears that the Russian leader would be prepared to use nuclear weapons in the conflict, something no country has done since the Second World.