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Putin general calls for nuclear attack after Ukrainian drones hit Russian territory

 August 31, 2023

A Russian general has urged President Vladimir Putin to seize an opportunity to launch nuclear weapons against Ukraine, a move that many fear could ignite World War III.

Andrey Gurulev has called on Putin to take advantage of what he called a "perfect" opportunity to use nuclear weapons in the battle with Ukraine. This alarming suggestion comes in response to a series of debilitating drone strikes by Ukraine deep inside Russian territory, as reported by the Sun.

Gurulev, a pro-Kremlin MP and former general, received support from prominent Russian TV propagandist Vladimir Solovyov. Both individuals argued that the recently recaptured Ukrainian village of Robotyne is the ideal location for a tactical nuclear strike.

Support for nuclear strike

After 11 weeks of intense fighting, Ukrainian forces recaptured Robotyne, a significant milestone in their effort to sever the land route between Crimea and Donetsk.

Solovyov, 59, suggested that the village was the "perfect spot to use tactical nuclear weapons" after Kyiv's drone strikes.

Gurulev, 55, a known warmonger, agreed, stating, "Perfect. They are all bunched up there, simply perfect."

He further explained that after attacking the village, they could move and "free" the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions before "encircling and destroying" Ukrainians in the Donetsk region.

Arguments for nuclear weapons

Solovyov continued to argue that using nuclear weapons would save many lives of Russian fighters and solve all problems.

However, he acknowledged the risk of contamination, stating:

This is a little bit delivering from evil that everything will be contaminated there, that everyone will die.

He further suggested that an "air nuclear explosion" would result in a "crystal clear affected zone," implying that the damaging factors of the weapons are clear but manageable with the help of "knowledgeable scientists" that could help Russians avoid nuclear fallout.

The threats made by Solovyov and Gurulev came after Putin suffered his worst bombardment since the beginning of the war.

Ukraine unleashed a dramatic cross-border attack, targeting a fleet of Putin's warplanes at the Pskov Airfield in western Russia.

The attack resulted in thick plumes of smoke and fire rising into the air as at least four of Putin's prized aircraft were blasted in a spectacular show of force from Ukraine.

Kremlin's warning

A Kremlin spokesperson chillingly warned that the onslaught of aerial strikes "will not go unpunished."

Yet, any tactical nuclear strike in Ukraine could lead to World War III, as NATO nations would likely intervene.

Nuclear-capable artillery guns have already been spotted in Ukraine when Kharkiv was besieged at the beginning of the conflict.

The 2S7M howitzer can bombard targets from 35 miles away and have massive barrels capable of firing laser-guided 100kg eight-inch shells.

However, the most worrying aspect is their ability to be armed with nuclear ammo, including deadly 3BV2 nuke shells.

The shells have the destructive power of up to 1kt, which, despite being small for a nuke, still possesses horrific destructive power.

These latest comments are not the first time Solovyov has made alarming statements about nuclear war.

In March, he warned that Russia would launch an "immediate nuclear strike" on any country that attempts to detail Putin.

Solovyov has gained notoriety for his manic rants on TV against the West, even demanding that London be “turned to dust” after Ukraine said it would use British missiles.


  • A Russian general and a TV propagandist have urged President Vladimir Putin to launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine, specifically targeting the recently recaptured village of Robotyne.
  • The suggestion comes in response to a series of drone strikes by Ukraine deep inside Russian territory and a dramatic cross-border attack on the Pskov Airfield.
  • The Kremlin warned that the aerial strikes "will not go unpunished," but any tactical nuclear strike in Ukraine would likely lead to World War 3 as NATO nations would intervene.
  • Nuclear-capable artillery guns have been spotted in Ukraine, and the 2S7M howitzer can be armed with deadly 3BV2 nuke shells.
  • Vladimir Solovyov has a history of making alarming statements about nuclear war, including warning of an "immediate nuclear strike" on any country that detains Putin.