I guess this means things are going swimmingly because they haven’t nudged Senile Joe out of bed yet to tell him about this (allegedly).
For the tabloid drama of it all, here is the story from the UK Daily Mail:
Peace talks over Ukraine: Zelensky says delegation from Kyiv and Russia will meet on the Belarus border as Putin puts his nuclear deterrent forces on alert amid simmering tensions with West
It came as Putin said he had ordered troops operating the nuclear deterrent onto a ‘special regime of duty’ in light of ‘aggressive statements’ from NATO leaders and ‘unfriendly economic actions’.
Fox News also highlighted this breaking news:
Putin orders nuclear deterrent forces status raised to ‘special combat readiness’
Excerpt from the FNC version:
Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the alert status for his nuclear forces to “special regime of combat duty” as Russia and Ukraine battle for the fourth day.
Putin ordered the Russian defense minister and the chief of the military’s General Staff to put the nuclear deterrent forces in a “special regime of combat duty.” The move signals tensions could boil over into a nuclear war.
“He is right now threatening a nuclear escalation,” said former DIA intelligence officer Rebekah Koffler. “This a veiled threat – or maybe such a veiled threat – he just met with his chief of general staff and minister of defense. He is escalating the conflict into the nuclear domain in order to de-escalate – that is topple Kyiv’s regime quickly.”
The United States now has anywhere from two to six ICBM equipped Russian nuclear submarines off both coastlines.
Look for more incursions into US airspace defense zones by Tupelov Tu-95 Bear intercontinental bombers loaded with nuclear weapon tipped cruise missiles to send even stronger messages to the USAF and our political elites.
Lastly, most of the Russian ICBM strategic fores on mobile launchers will now be quite visible on our satellite scans and some will put their launch erectors’ into the launch position to spook the Pentagon and keep US strategic forces on a razor’s edge; more so than normal by any stretch. This parade on Friday in Moscow of those missiles being dispersed was no accident:
I shall have more in my updates tonight, including a commentary about what appears to be a strategically and tactically inept invasion strategy and how that might make matters dramatically worse. In the mean time, it’s almost time for me to fly, yes, literally. Hell of a time to have to travel.