Putin shows off thermonuclear ‘monster missile’ capable of delivering 10 separate blasts

Putin 'will use nuclear weapons if facing defeat' says expert

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Amidst the brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russia is celebrating Victory Day today, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. During the parade, Moscow showcased its terrifying 50,000kg thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile, in a terrifying threat to the West. This Victory Day also marks the day that Putin reportedly wants to deal a decisive blow to Ukraine by.

Experts believe that the thermonuclear RS-24 Yars, nicknamed the “monster missile”, can carry up to 10 warheads, and boasts of a range of 12,000 kilometres.

For the West, the missile, which can cruise at speeds of up to 24,500 kilometres per hour will be a show of force and a stark reminder of what Putin could unleash in Europe if tensions reach boiling point between Russia and NATO.

The RS-24 Yars is an intercontinental ballistic missile that can be launched on the road or from nuclear silos.

These missiles can be launched very quickly, taking only seven minutes to prep the missile for launch.

The missile can also be equipped with the Avangard hypersonic gliding re-entry vehicle that would make it extremely fast and easily manoeuvrable.

This deadly weapon is an updated version of the TOPOL-M, and stands on a 16×16 wheeled chassis similar to its predecessor.

By showing off his giant missile, along with other Russian weapons, troops and vehicles, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that the Russian leader’s goal is to intimidate the world.

In a speech at the National Army Museum in London, Mr Wallace said: “Really what President Putin wants is the Russian people and the world to be awed and intimidated by the ongoing memorial to militarism.

“I believe the ongoing and unprovoked conflict in Ukraine does nothing but dishonour those same soldiers.”

Putin is reportedly growing frustrated with the progress of the war in Ukraine, having taken far more casualties than originally expected, with Ukrainian forces even forcing a retreat of Russian troops.

As the war drags on, fears are growing that Russia may step up its missile strikes on Ukraine.

These fears came true six missiles hit the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa on Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s southern military command. 

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Putin is reportedly growing frustrated with the progress of the war in Ukraine, having taking far more casualties than originally expected, with Ukrainian forces even forcing a retreat of Russian troops.

As the war drags on, fears are growing that Russia may step up its missile strikes on Ukraine.

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