Shocking: Russian State TV discusses Yellowstone National Park as nuclear strike target
There was a recent broadcast on Russia’s state-run TV in which a commentator speculated on the prospect of Moscow employing a nuclear Sarmat missile to target a volcano in Yellowstone National Park.
With the deployment of the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles scheduled for this year, this revelation comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country will be focusing more on bolstering its land-based, maritime, and aerial nuclear weapons.
Russian television personality Vladimir Solovyov broadcast the discussion on Russia-1, and Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian minister of internal affairs, tweeted out two videos of the debate. At one point in the show, former Russian navy officer Konstantin Sivkov mentioned a “secret weapon.”
It has been stated by Sivkov that the powerful Sarmat missiles can “strike over the South Pole” and deliver “a large number of nuclear warheads to the target” This weapon, he continued, “poses a threat” to the Yellowstone volcano and the United States is “vulnerable” to it.
Environmentalists and government officials are worried about the likelihood of a nuclear strike on Yellowstone National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the United States.
The local area might be devastated by a nuclear explosion in Yellowstone National Park, which could cause the supervolcano to erupt with disastrous results.
Despite the topic being discussed on Russian state Media, the United States has not yet answered. The government is concerned, though, about a possible nuclear arms race with Russia and its own nuclear capabilities.
When tensions are high between Russia and the United States, state-run Russian television will air a programme like this. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its suspected intervention in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are just two examples of the many disagreements that have arisen between the two nations in recent years.