Russian state tv has broadcast a listing of US army services that it claimed Moscow would goal in the occasion of a nuclear strike.
The growth comes simply days after President Vladimir Putin’s annual handle to parliament throughout which he mentioned Russia would retaliate if Washington deployed any missiles in Europe.
The targets named by the TV report included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.
In the Sunday night broadcast, Dmitry Kiselyov, presenter of Russia’s most important weekly TV information present “Vesti Nedeli”, confirmed a map of the United States and recognized a number of targets he claimed Moscow would wish to hit in the occasion of a nuclear warfare.
The targets, which Kiselyov described as US presidential or army command centres, additionally included Fort Ritchie, a army coaching centre in Maryland closed in 1998; McClellan, a US Air Force base in California closed in 2001; and Jim Creek, a naval communications base in Washington state.
In language that observers say was uncommon, Kiselyov, identified for his shut relationship with the Kremlin, mentioned Russia has hypersonic missiles that would hit the targets in lower than 5 minutes in the event that they had been launched from Russian submarines.
In his handle to lawmakers, Putin mentioned Moscow was militarily prepared for a “Cuban Missile”-style disaster if the US wished one.
Russia fears that Washington would possibly deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels.