Putin Sparks Nuclear Fears [Video]
Russian President Vladimir Putin was seen attending a funeral surrounded by military guards carrying the country’s “nuclear football,” stoking fears of a nuclear war.
Putin arrived at a cathedral in Moscow for the funeral of Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Viewers quickly took note of the apparent “secret nuclear briefcase” carried by one of Putin’s guards.
The case is believed to contain launch data for the Kremlin’s missiles. According to the New York Post, there are three such briefcases, each accessible to the highest-ranking officials in the Russian Federation.
Last week, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff, warned that Russia “retains a large and varied nuclear capability to threaten the United States and our allies and partners, and we have heard very provocative rhetoric concerning Russia’s nuclear force alert levels from Russian senior leaders.”