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After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in the U.S.



MOSCOW, Feb. 25 (Reuters) – Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike and said that the hypersonic missile Russia develops would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.

targets included Pentagon and presidential retreat in Camp David , Maryland

The report, unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV, was broadcast on Sunday evening, days after President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was militarily ready for a "Cuban Missile" -style crisis if the United States wanted one.

With tensions rising over Russian fears that the United States could deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold War-era arms control treaty, Putin has said Russia would be forced to respond by placing hypersonic nuclear missiles are submarines near the US waters.

The United States says it has no immediate plans to deploy such missiles in Europe and has dismissed Putin's warnings as disingenuous propaganda.

However, its decision to quit the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty over alleged Russian infringement, something Moscow denies,

Putin has said Russia does not want a new arms race, but has also dialed his military rhetoric.

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The Pentagon said that Putin's threats only Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said.

"Every time Putin issues these bombastic threats and touts his new doomsday devices, he should only know NATO's resolve to work together to ensure our collective security," said Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman. 19659002] In the Sunday evening broadcast,

Some analysts have seen his approach as a tactic to try to re-engage the United States in talks about the strategic balance between the two powers, for which Moscow has long pushed, with mixed results. , Dmitry Kiselyov, the presenter of Russia's main weekly TV news show 'Vesti Nedeli', showed a map of the United States and identified several targets he said Moscow would want to hit in the event of a nuclear war.

The targe ts, which Kiselyov described as U.S. Presidential or military command centers, also included Fort Ritchie, a military training center in Maryland closed in 1998, McClellan, a U.S. Air Force base in California closed in 2001, and Jim Creek, a naval communications base in Washington State.

Kiselyov, who is close to the Kremlin, said the "Tsirkon" ("Zircon") hypersonic missile that Russia is developing could

Hypersonic flight is generally taken to mean traveling through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound.

"For now, we're not threatening

Kiselyov is one of the main conduits of state television's highly anti-American tone, once saying that Moscow could turn the United States into a radioactive ash.

Asked to comment on Kiselyov's report, the Kremlin said it did not interfere in the state TV's editorial policy. (Additional reporting by Tom Balmforth and Idrees Ali in Washington Editing by Kevin Liffey and Dan Grebler)


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