Colonel Konstantin Sivkov, the Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences (RARAN), said in a December 9, 2021 interview on Russia Today TV that America recently gave Germany's air force permission to equip its planes with American nuclear weapons, and has provided Germany with America's nuclear battle plans. Colonel Sivkov said that as a result, the U.S. has pushed the situation in Ukraine to the brink of nuclear war, and he warned that if a nuclear conflict erupts, 160 of Russia's submarine-launched nuclear missiles could turn a country like Germany into a nuclear wasteland.
In addition, he warned that Russian's nuclear counterstrike would also target America, since the nuclear weapons possessed by Germany are American. Later in the interview, Colonel Sivkov said that an Iranian attack on Israel's nuclear plants and reactors would make life in Israel "impossible," while Iran's nuclear installations are well fortified and are in mountainous regions that could only be penetrated by nuclear weapons. He also said that he does not think Israel would use nuclear weapons against Iran, because this might lead to retaliation by Russia or China and because its territory is so small.
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"Russia's Nuclear Counterstrike Would Not Be Limited To German Territory, But Would Also Reach... The U.S."
Konstantin Sivkov: "The United States gave the German air force permission to equip its planes with nuclear bombs. By doing this, it gave the German air force the plans to use nuclear munitions in battle. Thus, the U.S. has pushed the situation in Ukraine to the brink of nuclear war.
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"The U.S. needs to understand that Russia's nuclear counterstrike would not be limited to German territory, but would also reach the soil of the country that owns these nuclear weapons – the U.S."
Host: "I believe that you are one of the military experts who say that if a nuclear conflict erupts, Russia will turn Europe into a nuclear wasteland."
"160 Missiles With Nuclear Warheads Would Turn A Country Like Germany Into A Nuclear Wasteland – They Need To Fully Understand This"
Konstantin Sivkov: "It's true that I said that, and other analysts have also said that. It is very easy to imagine how this could happen.
"160 [submarine-launched Russian] missiles with nuclear warheads would turn a country like Germany into a nuclear wasteland. They need to fully understand this."
"An Iranian Attack On Israel's Nuclear Plants And Reactors Would Make Life On The Small Land Of Israel Impossible"
"An Iranian attack on Israel's nuclear plants and reactors would make life on the small land of Israel impossible. Iran's [nuclear] installations are in mountainous regions and are well fortified. These mountainous areas can only be penetrated with nuclear bombs, and I do not think that Israel would use nuclear weapons against Iran because this might lead to retaliation by Russia or China, who would deem this measure unacceptable. I reiterate that Israel is a very small country, so I do not think that this will get to the use of nuclear weapons."