Russia will soon have 50 brand new nuclear missiles capable of turning any enemy into a nuclear crater, the head of the country’s space agency has warned.
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos and a staunch Putin ally, said dozens of new Sarmat-2 missiles — 14 stories tall and weighing 208 tons — would be deployed by the fall to threaten Russia’s enemies.
“It only remains to advise the attackers to speak more politely with Russia,” he said.
As a demonstration of Sarmat’s power, he showed footage of a hole 26 feet deep and 66 feet wide made by one of the missiles when it was launched without a warhead.
Russia will soon possess 50 Sarmat-2 nuclear missiles capable of turning enemies into a radioactive crater, the head of space agency Roscosmos (pictured a crater launched by a Sarmat missile without a nuclear warhead) has warned.
Dmitry Rogozin highlighted footage of a crater 26 feet deep and 66 feet wide caused by a Sarmat missile fired without a nuclear warhead (pictured) to illustrate his latest threat
He said: “With a nuclear charge, such a crater in a hostile place becomes… well, very big and very deep – and radioactive.
“And not just one, but exactly as many as the most powerful nuclear missile in the world can deliver to the territory of a bitter enemy.
“And we will soon have almost 50 such Sarmats [the missile is known in the West as Satan-2] in combat use.
“It only remains to advise the attackers to speak more politely with Russia.”
Rogozin, a former deputy prime minister and Putin super-loyalist, has recently made multiple threats of nuclear strikes against the West involving Satan-2.
For his latest threat, he used footage from the Russian television channel Zvezda, which is run by the Defense Ministry.
The Satan 2 rocket is as tall as a 14-story skyscraper and weighs 208 tons, the Russians say.
The ICBM has a range of 11,200 miles and can hit targets at 15,880 miles per hour after flying in space or over the North or South Poles.
Russia has increasingly resorted to nuclear threats against the West over its support for Ukraine as the tide of war has turned against Putin’s forces (pictured a Sarmat-2 test).
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 captures my imagination.
“No warhead, but the depth is 8 meters (26 ft) and the diameter is 20 meters (66 ft).”
Rogozin – who is in charge of Russia’s share of the International Space Station – bragged to schoolchildren and students last week that Satan-2 could destroy ‘half the coast of a continent’ of a western enemy ‘which we might not like because of its aggressive politics’.
Two weeks ago, Rogozin threatened to wipe Ukraine off the map and destroy the West in half an hour.
“NATO is waging a war against us,” he said at the time. “They haven’t announced it, but that doesn’t change anything. Now it’s obvious to everyone.’
The 58-year-old Putin buddy said: “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 exchanging nuclear strikes will affect the state of our earth.
Sarmat-2 is currently in production by Russia and is expected to be deployed in the Siberian region by autumn, where it will be able to capture most of the planet (pictured a Yars missile currently based in the same region).
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) talks with Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin during a meeting at Blagoveschensk airport April 12, 2022
“Therefore, we must defeat this economically and militarily more powerful opponent with conventional weapons.”
He urged Putin to go further to win the war – with
‘Mobilization of the state economy.’
Industry must be forced to serve military objectives, he said.
“This must be done immediately and quickly,” he said.
Using a word Putin has banned in reference to Ukraine – “war” – he said: “This is a war for truth – and the right of Russia to exist as a single and independent state.”
He stressed: “The mere existence of Ukraine separate from Russia will inevitably turn it into an anti-Russian one and a springboard for the West to aggress against our people.
“Therefore, what we call a Special Military Operation stretches far beyond its original meaning and geography.”