A key Vladimir Putin official threatened to bomb Britain and Finland with his Satan 2 hypersonic missile in 10 seconds.
Finland, whose president communicated with Putin this Saturday to reveal his plans to join NATO, “would be annihilated in 10 seconds,” boasted the vice president of the Duma defense committee, Aleksey Zhuravlyov. And he added that his country is also capable of attacking the UK in 200 seconds.
“If Finland wants to join this bloc (by NATO), our objective will be absolutely legitimate: we will question the existence of this state. It is logical”, declared Zhuravlyov, according to Daily Mail. And he ironically: “The Finns should be grateful to Russia for its statehood, for the fact that Finland exists as a country.”
“If they threaten our state, here is the Sarmat (Satan-2 missile) for you, and there will be nuclear ashes from you if you think that Russia should not exist”, he added.
Zhuravlyov was even more graphic: “We can attack with a Sarmat from Siberia, and even reach the UK. And if we attack from Kaliningrad, the range time of the hypersonic is 200 seconds. At the Finnish border we will not have strategic weapons, but Kinzhal class, one that will reach Finland in 20 seconds, or even 10″.
The declarations take place after Russia to cut electricity supply to Finland this morning and what aboutFinnish President Sauli Niinistö will communicate with Putin to make official his intentions to join NATO.
“The conversation was direct and blunt and went off without a hitch. Avoiding tensions was considered important,” the Finnish head of state said in a statement. Finnish leaders have been in favor of joining NATO and the official candidacy is expected to be presented on Sunday.
This decision is direct consequence of the war in Ukraine and the Finnish bid is likely to be followed by Sweden’s in the days to come.
Russia’s electricity exports to Finland were suspended from Friday to Saturday nighthours after the announcement about it made by the Russian energy supplier, told the AFP a Finnish responsible for the sector.
The company responsible for importing Russian electricity into Finland, RAO Nordicwith 100% of its Russian capital, had announced on Friday that the supply was going to be suspended due to defaults, at a time when Finland is preparing to present its candidacy for NATO.
Russian exports to Finland They are currently equal to zero. This is the case from midnight (21H00 GMT), as announced “said to the AFP Timo Kaukonenresponsible for the operations of Fingrid, the Finnish operator.
The network works thanks to imports from Sweden, according to real-time information from Fingridwhich announced last Friday that it could perfectly do without Russian electricity.
Helsinki-based RAO Nordic is a subsidiary of the Russian company InterRAO. On Friday, he justified his decision by the non-payment of electricity supplied to Finland since May 6.
No details were given on whether these payment problems are related to European sanctions against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine.
The announcement of the end of electricity supply to Finland coincides with a increased tension between the two countries due to the will of the Nordic country to present its candidacy to NATO in the days to come, probably Sunday.