Putin Puts Russian Nuclear Forces On Special Alert

Rs-24 Yars ICBM
The RS-24 Yars is a Russian road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile.
Credit: Russia Ministry of Defense
President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear forces to assume a “special mode” of alert on Feb. 27 in response to economic sanctions and aggressive statements by NATO members against his country. “Western countries aren’t only taking unfriendly economic actions against our country, but leaders...

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