A PUTIN ally has boasted how Russia is set to deploy almost 50 of its “unstoppable” Satan-2 nukes as he showed off a huge crater made in a test launch of the missile in a chilling warning to the West.
Standing at the colossal height of a 14-storey tower block, the RS-28 Sarmat missile is capable of striking targets at almost 16,000mph.
Putin crony Dmitry Rogozin showed off a crater caused by the Satan 2 nuke in a bid to scare the WestCredit: East2West
The terrifying nuke can strike targets at almost 16,000mphCredit: East2West
The world-ending nuke can also carry 15 warheads and has the potential to obliterate an area the size of the UK in a single blast.
In the latest in a series of attempted scaremongering by Russia, Putin crony Rogozin – head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos – highlighted a 26ft deep hole made using the nuke without an atomic warhead at a training range in Kamchatka.
He said: “With a nuclear charge, such a crater at an enemy site will be well, very large and very deep – and radioactive.
“And not just one, but exactly as many as the most powerful nuclear missile in the world will deliver to the territory of a fierce enemy.
“And we will soon have almost 50 such Sarmats [known in the West as Satan-2] on combat duty.
“It remains only to advise the aggressors to talk more politely with Russia.”
Rogozin, a former deputy prime minister and Putin super-loyalist, has made several recent threats of nuclear strikes against the West involving Satan-2.
The Satan-2 missile is the height of a 14-storey tower block and weighs 208 tons, according to Russia.
Rogozin announced almost 50 will be deployed by autumn.
The intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of 11,200 miles and can strike at targets at 15,880mph after flying in outer space or via the north or south poles.
For his latest threat, he used footage from Russian TV channel Zvezda, run by the Defence Ministry.
Zvezda TV journalist Alexander Kursky said at the Kura military test site on the Kamchatka peninsula: “This crater left by a Sarmat test launch just strikes my imagination.
“No warhead, but the depth is 8 metres (26ft) and diameter 20 metres (66ft).”
Rogozin – who is in charge of Russia’s part in the International Space Station – last week boasted to schoolchildren and students that Satan-2 could demolish “half the coast of a continent” of a Western enemy.
Two weeks ago Rogozin threatened to expunge Ukraine from the map and destroy the West in half an hour.
He said: “NATO is waging a war against us. They didn’t announce it, but that doesn’t change anything. Now it’s obvious to everyone.”
The 58-year-old Putin ally added: “In a nuclear war, NATO countries will be destroyed by us in half an hour.
“But we must not allow it, because the consequences of the exchange of nuclear strikes will affect the state of our Earth.
“Therefore, we will have to defeat this economically and militarily more powerful enemy with conventional armed means.”
He urged Putin to go further to win the war – with “mobilisation of the state economy.”
Industry must be forced to serve military objectives, he said, adding: “This must be done immediately and quickly.”
Using a word that Putin has banned in relation to Ukraine – “war” – he said: “This is a war for the truth – and the right of Russia to exist as a single and independent state.”
He insisted: “The very existence of a Ukraine separate from Russia will inevitably turn it into anti-Russia and a springboard of the West for aggression against our people.
“That is why what we call a Special Military Operation goes far beyond its original meaning and geography.”
It comes amid repeated threats to unleash atomic weapons on the West, with Russian state TV claiming Britain could be bombed “back to the stone age” in ten minutes using Putin’s “unstoppable” 7,000mph new Zirzon weapon system.
Politician Aleksey Zhuravlyov and another TV propagandist Dmitry Kiselyov had earlier suggested striking Britain with Satan-2.
Zhuravlyov threatened to nuke Britain with the hypersonic missile in 200 seconds and obliterate Finland in just ten.
Rogozin has also warned that NATO countries can be destroyed within half an hour in a nuclear attack.
Meanwhile, Russian state TV also threatened to wipe “boorish Britain” off the map for supporting Ukraine.
And Putin has warned he will use nuclear weapons against the West if anyone interferes in Ukraine.
A video showed the killer missile being launched from an underground silo, triggering an enormous fireball.
Putin ally Rogozin warned Russia will have ‘almost 50’ Satan-2 nukes by the autumnCredit: East2West
The world-ending Satan-2 nuke can also carry 15 warheadsCredit: East2West
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