A key Vladimir Putin official has threatened to bomb Britain and Finland with his Satan 2 hypersonic missile within 10 seconds.
Finland, whose president contacted Putin on Saturday to reveal plans to join NATO, “would be wiped out in 10 seconds,” boasted Duma Defense Committee Deputy Chairman Aleksey Zhuravlyov . And he added that his country is also capable of attacking the UK in 200 seconds.
“If Finland wants to join this bloc (through NATO), our objective will be absolutely legitimate: we will question the existence of this state. It’s logicsaid Zhuravlyov, according to Daily mail. And ironically: “Finns should be grateful to Russia for its statehood, for the fact that Finland exists as a country.”
“If they threaten our state, here is the Sarmat (Satan-2 missile) for you and there will be nuclear ashes of you if you think russia shouldn’t exist“, he added.
Zhuravlyov was even more explicit: “We can attack with a Sarmat from Siberia, and even reach the United Kingdom. And if we attack from Kaliningrad, the range time of the hypersonic is 200 seconds. At the Finnish border we will not have strategic weapons, but the Kinzhal class, the one that will reach Finland in 20 seconds, even 10″.
Declarations take place after Russia to cut Finland’s electricity supply this morning and what aboutFinnish President Sauli Niinistö will communicate with Putin to formalize his intention to join NATO.
“The conversation was direct and frank and went off without a hitch. Avoiding tensions was considered important,” the Finnish head of state said in a statement. Finnish leaders have come out in favor of NATO membership and the official application is expected to be presented on Sunday.
This decision is direct consequence of the war in Ukraine and the Finnish candidacy should be followed by that of Sweden in the coming days.
Electricity exports from Russia to Finland were suspended from Friday to Saturday eveninga few hours after the announcement on this subject made by the Russian energy supplier, declared to the AFP a Finn responsible for the sector.
The company responsible for importing Russian electricity to Finland, Nordic CADwith 100% of its Russian capital, had announced on Friday that the supply would be suspended due to by default, when Finland prepares to apply for NATO.
Russian exports to Finland They are currently equal to zero. This is the case from midnight (9:00 p.m. GMT), as announced.said to AFP Timo Kaukonenresponsible for the operations of Fingrid, the Finnish operator.
The network works thanks to imports from Sweden, according to real-time information from Fingridwhich announced last Friday that it could perfectly do without Russian electricity.
RAO Nordic, based in Helsinki, is a subsidiary of the Russian company InterRAO. On Friday, he justified his decision by non-payment for electricity supplied to Finland since May 6.
No details were given as to whether these payment problems are linked to European sanctions against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine.
The announcement of the end of Finland’s electricity supply coincides with a increased tension between the two countries due to the Nordic country’s desire to apply for NATO membership in the coming days, probably Sunday.