Russia has formally notified Washington it is kicking off nuclear exercises of its own as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) continues to do the same. NATO’s “Steadfast Noon” annual nuclear drills are already ongoing in the North Sea region and are led by B-52 bombers from the United States
The timing of the two sides holding “annual” nuclear exercises couldn’t be worse, as war-mongering and rhetoric intensify on both sides. The Ukraine war now hitting the eight-month mark and tit-for-tat false flag accusations are currently being hurled between the warring parties.
According to more on the announced Russian exercises:
The annual exercise has been described by U.S. officials as “routine” around this time of year but nevertheless will take place against heightened Russian rhetoric about using nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
The Russian “Grom,” or Thunder nuclear exercise, typically involves large-scale maneuvers of strategic nuclear forces, including live missile launches, a senior military official said earlier this month. Officials have expected the annual exercise for several weeks but only recently received notification from Russia. -CBS News
According to a report by ZeroHedge, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has meanwhile said the Western military alliance will closely “monitor” the Grom drills, saying it “will remain vigilant not least in light of the veiled nuclear threats and the dangerous nuclear rhetoric we have seen from the Russian side.”
The administration’s position is now:
1. There will be no diplomatic track.
2. Military aid will be virtually unlimited and go on forever.
3. Only Zelensky can decide when and how the war ends.
4. Even though (according to Biden) the war could escalate into Armageddon.
— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) October 25, 2022
Russia’s military and the Pentagon just within the last days reaffirmed that they are keeping “open lines of communication” precisely so that inadvertent escalation can be avoided.