Russian State Media Claims 'Four Missiles And There'll Be Nothing Left' Of The US
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Russian state media has warned that Vladimir Putin has enough ammunition to wipe out the entire US with just four missiles.
Alexei Zhuravlev, Russian politician and member of the State Duma, told Yevgeny Popov, a talk show host on Rossiya 1 channel, that 'there will be nothing left' on the entire east and west coast.
"I will competently tell you, that to destroy the entire East Coast of the US, two Sarmat missiles are necessary and two missiles for the West Coast," he said.
"Four missiles, and there will be nothing left. They think the mushroom cloud will be taller than a high rise. That mushroom cloud will be visible from Mexico."
He continued: "Don't delude yourselves. What should be said is that there'll be nothing left, no-one harbours any illusions about it, that everyone will be fine in case of nuclear war.
"No-one will be fine, but calculate it correctly."
Zhuravlev also commented on a study that found 40 percent of Ukrainians are not not in favour of taking down Soviet memorials from the Second World War, MailOnline reports.
"[So] three quarters of Ukrainians are against tearing down monuments, only 19 percent support it," he argued.
"If we re-install their brains correctly, 12-15 percent will also believe it shouldn't be done. So the maximum of 5 percent are incurable."
Yesterday, 30 May, the EU leader agreed to ban 90 per cent of Russian oil by the end of the year. The embargo almost entirely covers Russian oil brought in by sea, allowing a temporary exemption for imports delivered by pipeline.
EU Council President Charles Michel said the agreement covers more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia.
While Ursula Von der Leyen, the head of the EU’s executive branch, said the punitive move will 'effectively cut around 90% of oil imports from Russia to the EU by the end of the year'.
Michel said leaders also agreed to provide Ukraine with a €9 billion (£7.6 billion) tranche of assistance to support the war-torn country’s economy.
The new package of sanctions will also include an asset freeze and travel ban on individuals, while Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank, will be excluded from SWIFT, the major global system for financial transfers from which the EU previously banned several smaller Russian banks.
“We want to stop Russia’s war machine,” Michel said. He called the decision a 'remarkable achievement'.
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