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Putin's mouthpiece warns 'nuclear war is coming and only mutants will survive'

Metro logo Metro 07/06/2022 Liam O'Dell
Putin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov warned on Russian television a ‘nuclear war is coming’ (Pictures: Alexander Nemenov) © Provided by Metro Putin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov warned on Russian television a ‘nuclear war is coming’ (Pictures: Alexander Nemenov)

A TV propagandist for Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned a ‘nuclear war is coming’ which will see only ‘mutants’ survive.

Vladimir Solovyov’s comments are the latest nuclear threat to be issued against the West by Russian broadcasters as the war with Ukraine continues.

He said during his show on Russia1 the world was facing ‘bloody pages of world history’ with everything ‘moving in that direction’.

He added: ‘I hope we’ll live through this. If everything keeps progressing the way it is, only a couple of mutants in Lake Baikai [in Siberia] will survive. 

‘The rest will be destroyed in a massive nuclear strike.

‘Because if NATO decides they can place whatever they want on our borders, they’ll be sending more and more of American weapons to Ukraine, Ukraine will fire and end up hitting one of our nuclear power plants, and here we go.’

Mr Solovyov added: ‘The process will quickly become uncontrollable. Everyone will get more than they asked for.

‘Bang! And there’s nothing left.’

Mr Solovyov said ‘only a couple of mutants in Lake Baikai’ in Siberia ‘will survive’ if tensions escalate to the point of a ‘massive nuclear strike’ (Picture: TASS) © Provided by Metro Mr Solovyov said ‘only a couple of mutants in Lake Baikai’ in Siberia ‘will survive’ if tensions escalate to the point of a ‘massive nuclear strike’ (Picture: TASS) The propagandist is the latest Russian broadcaster to stress the threat of nuclear war on state television in recent months (Picture: Rex / Shutterstock) © Provided by Metro The propagandist is the latest Russian broadcaster to stress the threat of nuclear war on state television in recent months (Picture: Rex / Shutterstock) The comments come as the UK confirms it will send more weapons to Ukraine to help it fight Russian forces (Picture: AP) © Provided by Metro The comments come as the UK confirms it will send more weapons to Ukraine to help it fight Russian forces (Picture: AP)

Pundit Yaakov Kedmi recently called on his country’s military to bomb Britain’s power stations and take us ‘back to the Stone Age’.

And in April, RT editor Margarita Simonyan said ‘the most incredible outcome’ of the war in Ukraine would be how it ‘will end with a nuclear strike’ – something she said ‘seems more probable to me than the other course of events’.

In that same week, Channel One’s 60 Minutes programme aired a simulation of a nuclear strike on Europe which it said would take just 200 seconds and leave ‘no survivors’.

The UK confirmed yesterday it would send long-range missiles to Ukraine for the first time, despite President Putin warning Western deliveries of longer-range rocket systems would encourage Moscow to ‘hit objects that we haven’t yet struck’.

Putin has warned Western deliveries of longer-range rockets to Ukraine would encourage Russia to hit ‘objects that we haven’t yet struck’ (Picture: Russian Defence Ministry/Zuma Wire/Shutterstock) © Provided by Metro Putin has warned Western deliveries of longer-range rockets to Ukraine would encourage Russia to hit ‘objects that we haven’t yet struck’ (Picture: Russian Defence Ministry/Zuma Wire/Shutterstock)

Prime minister Boris Johnson tweeted on Monday: ‘We cannot stand by while Russian long-range artillery flattens cities and kills innocent civilians.

‘The UK will gift the Ukrainian Armed Forces multiple-launch rocket systems so they can effectively repel the continuing Russian onslaught.’

In his own post on Twitter on Monday, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky shared he had a conversation with Mr Johnson, in which he ‘raised the issue of intensifying work on security guarantees’.

‘Jointly with [Britain] we’re looking for ways to avoid the food crisis and unblock ports,’ he added.

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