Putin's Ally On How To Force West To Negotiate — Position Hypersonic Missiles To Hit US In 5 Minutes
As Russian troops continue military operations in the then more-than-four-month-old war against Ukraine, tempers were flying high.
Andrei Gurulyov, a crony of President Vladimir Putin and a Duma member, reportedly told Rossiya-1, that Russia should look to recreate the Cuban missile crisis. The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 saw the U.S. and the now-defunct Soviet Union prepping for nuclear missile attacks, the former positioning them in Italy and Turkey and the latter in Cuba.
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The only way to bring the Western nations to the negotiation table is to launch a threat against Washington, Gurulyov reportedly said. He recommended that Russia position hypersonic missiles close to the U.S. borders, "with a flight time of 5 minutes, maximum."
"Biden will keep sitting there and stuttering, but the rest will think about how to negotiate," the Putin aide reportedly said.
"Only a direct threat to the US, and the UK, will force all of them to the negotiating table, where everyone can maintain their interests," he added.
These latest comments from a Putin ally came after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pointed out that the Russian president has threatened a nuclear attack dozens of times. In an interview during the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, Johnson said a recent analysis found "about 35 mentions" by Putin of potentially using nuclear weapons.
This story was originally published on Jul. 3, 2022.
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