Putin puts Russia’s nuclear deterrent on alert

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, announced this Sunday that he puts in a “special service regime“to the country’s strategic deterrence forces in response to “aggressive comments made by NATO leaders”. “I order the Minister of Defense (Sergei Shoigu) and the Chief of the General Staff (Valeri Gerasimov) to transfer the deterrence forces of the Russian Army to a special combat service regime,” the president said in statements collected by RIA Novosti .

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