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NATO faced with Moscow’s terrifying plot for seven-day nuclear war in unearthed documents




Russia claims it is pulling back some of its troops from near its shared border with Ukraine. The defence ministry said that large-scale drills continued but that some units were returning to their bases in a statement earlier today. It did not, however, set out how many are leaving, and it is not yet clear if it will de-escalate tensions.

More than 100,000 Russian troops had amassed at Ukraine’s border, but Moscow has consistently denied it is planning an attack.

Many have argued that President Vladimir Putin wants to reestablish Russia’s former power base and sphere of influence in the former Soviet States, of which Ukraine was a part.

In 2005, Poland, following the national elections, released a possible World War 3 scenario that was drawn up by the Soviet Union in 1979, in order to “draw a line under the country’s Communist past”, and “educate the Polish public about the old regime”.

In what was known as the ‘Seven Days to the River Rhine’ exercise, the military simulation depicted the Soviet bloc’s vision of a seven-day nuclear war between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces.

The latter included all of the then-Soviet states — Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia — as well as countries sympathetic to the communist cause, which were often labelled as satellite states for the Soviet Union, including Albania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).

The archived military document revealed how most of Europe would have been laid to waste, showing how Pact forces would have responded to an attack by NATO.

A series of red mushroom clouds were drawn over western Europe, indicating that Soviet nuclear weapons strikes would have been launched at the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium.

Red clouds were placed over the then-West German capital, Bonn, and other key German cities such as the financial centre of Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich and the strategically important northern port of Hamburg.

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Brussels, the political capital of NATO, would also have been targeted.

Blue mushroom clouds, representing the expected NATO nuclear strikes, were drawn over cities in the eastern bloc, including Warsaw and the then-Czechoslovakian capital, Prague.

France would have escaped an attack, as would the UK, which experts claimed suggested Moscow wanted to stop at the Rhine to avoid overstretching its forces.

On releasing the archived plans, Radosław Sikorski, who was then-Polish defence minister and is now a member of the European Parliament, said: “The objective of the exercise on this map is to take over most of western Europe ‒ all of Germany, Belgium and Denmark.”


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In addition to the plan, 1,700 Warsaw Pact papers were also released from Poland’s military archive.

Mr Sikorski said: “This is crucial to educating the country on the way Poland was an unwilling ally of the USSR in the cold war.

“The map shows a classic Warsaw Pact exercise ‒ it was a ‘counter’ attack to defend itself by going all the way to the Atlantic.”

He said he believed the map showed how Moscow was prepared to sacrifice Poland to save the Soviet Union.

At the time, NATO’s policy of retaining the right to a first nuclear strike — because the Soviet Union had far superior conventional forces — meant Polish troops dug in by the River Vistula would have been wiped out.

Mr Sikorski, who was appointed in 2005 when the Law and Justice party won a surprise victory after pledging to cleanse the country of its communist past, added: “This map is a moving and shattering personal experience.

“It shows that the Polish army was being used to participate in an operation that would have resulted in the nuclear annihilation of our country.”

It was estimated that two million Polish civilians would have been killed as a result of the exercise.

Meanwhile, today a defence statement carried on Russian media said the country was withdrawing some of the troops conducting exercises in military districts bordering Ukraine.

Defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said: “A number of combat training exercises, including drills, have been conducted as planned.”

Some exercises, however, are continuing, like a large joint Russia-Belarus drill, due to end on February 20.

And while many have welcomed the withdrawal of some troops, others have drawn attention to the fact that new trains with equipment keep arriving in the region.



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'This is huge' Swedish Air Force jet deployed over Belarus border in threat to Putin




The Scandinavian country is not a member of NATO, but could be ready to trade in its neutral status in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

News of Stockholm’s decision to send a jet was revealed by twitter user Jamming.

They wrote: “Swedish Air Force Korpen active over Poland border area with Belarus.

“Sweden part of surveillance of Belarus and Ukraine!!!

“This is a huge political statement! Update on SwAF Korpen.”


The Gulfstream IV aircraft was tracked taking off from Linking airport and then flying towards the city of Grodno in western Belarus.

It was flying at an altitude of just under 12,000 metres at a speed of 836 kilometres per hour.

Although Sweden is not a NATO member, it is an “enhanced opportunity partner” of the military alliance.

The government also signed a statement in 2018 pledging to strengthen its defence cooperation.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson rejected calls by opposition parties earlier this month for the country to join NATO.

She argued that such a move would further destabilise Europe.

Her statement came in the wake of threats from Moscow that NATO membership would bring “serious military-political consequences” for Sweden.

However, there is growing public support among Swedes for their country to join the transatlantic military alliance.

A poll conducted in late February by broadcaster SVT found that 41 percent of the public supported NATO membership, while thirty-five percent were against.

It was the first time an opinion study in Sweden had found more people in favour of the country joining NATO than were against it.



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Putin humiliated: Russia tries and fails to capture defiant Ukraine village for tenth time




Russia has tried and failed to capture the village of the Chornobaevka ten times, according to Ukrainian presidential adviser Aleksey Arestovich. Videos shared by Ukrainian officials online showed the “tenth defeat of the Russian invaders in Chornobaevka”. The continued failures to capture the village comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night that his country’s forces had “dealt powerful blows” to the Russian military.

Mr Arestovich told a press conference that Russian troops had tried to take Chornobaevka for the tenth time, but the assault again ended in failure.

Following this, the head of the nearby Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Vitaly Kim published a video showing “the defeat” as explosions erupt on the outskirts of the village.

The resolute village has become famous in Ukraine for its defence, as President Zelensky commended Chornobaivka last weekend for fending off six invasions at the time.

He said: “Ukrainian Chornobaivka will go down in war history. This is a place where the Russian military and their commanders have shown themselves for who they truly are – incompetent, capable of simply handing over their people for slaughter.

“Our military has annihilated the invaders near Chornobaivka six times.

“Six times, yet they keep coming back.”

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Online users ridiculed the latest Russian failures and hailed the Ukrainian defiance, with one Reddit user remarking: “At some point, I think every military intelligence outfit looking at this must be wondering how bad the rot is in the Russian military.”

One user visavillem added: “So this is the 10th time. Are Russians trying to bait Ukrainians to waste ammo with some obsolete/broken equipment, or are they really so stupid, that they keep stepping on the same rake again and again?”

Another user on Reddit adfgqert posted: “The Ukrainian people have resolve and determination that is beyond what I think is normal.

“Beyond inspirational and they bring fighting for what they believe in to a new level for me.” 

This comes amid ongoing setbacks for Russian military forces in the south of the country.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia had withdrawn most of its helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, according to satellite images.

Kherson has also been the site of several local protests against the occupying Russian soldiers.

The official said: “We can’t corroborate exactly who is in control of Kherson but the point is, it doesn’t appear to be as solidly in Russian control as it was before.

“That would make it very, very difficult for them to make any kind of ground movement on Odesa.

“That would be a significant development, no question about that, in terms of the southern part of the war.” 


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