‘Schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow,’ says Russian government-run TV network
The Russian government has launched a nationwide civil defence training exercise to ensure the country is properly prepared in the event of a nuclear, chemical and biological attack from the West.
Amid growing international tensions, particulary over Russia’s conduct in Syria, the Defence Ministry-run Zvezda TV network announced last week: “Schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow.”
Lasting three days, the exercise bing run by the Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) will involve 200,000 emergency personnel and the co-operation of 40 million civilians.
“Fire safety, civil defence and human protection at social institutions and public buildings are also planned to be checked.
“Response units will deploy radiation, chemical and biological monitoring centers and sanitation posts at the emergency areas, while laboratory control networks are going to be put on standby.”
Relations between Russia and the West continue to deteriorate with Vladimir Putinsuspending an agreement with the US over the disposal of surplus weapons-grade plutonium, BBC reports.