RUSSIA has built massive nuclear bunkers capable of providing shelter to Moscow’s 12 million people as Vladimir Putin gears up for a devastating nuclear war with the West.
The giant bunkers, which were revealed by Russian officials on Friday, are a response to mounting tensions between the Kremlin and Washington over Russia’s intervention in Syria’s civil war.
…Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that a US intervention against the Syrian army “will lead to terrible, tectonic consequences not only on the territory of this country but also in the region on the whole”.
Washington is said to be currently “reviewing options” about how to respond to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria.
But Russian media is warning its citizens that “schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow”, according to a headline on defence ministry TV channel, Zvezda.
…Andrew S Weiss, former White House expert of Russia, said: “Cooperation over Syria was the Obama administration’s last and best shot for arresting the downward spiral in the bilateral relationship with Russia.”
He added: “The mistrust and hostility toward the United States by the Russian leadership is real and growing. It is going to be the driving force behind Russian external behaviour for many years to come.”
A war between the US and Russia could prove catastrophic as Russia has more nuclear weapons than the US, with 8,400 warheads, compared to America’s stockpile of 7,500.
Last month, Putin allegedly ordered a 400-square mile facility to be carved into a secluded region of the Ural mountains, from which he could direct the nuclear conflict.
Full article: Russia builds huge underground shelters in Moscow as it prepares for NUCLEAR WAR with West (Express)