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Russia Challenges the West Again: It Tests Belgorod, a Russian submarine capable of destroying a city

Russia launches world’s largest and most powerful submarine in the White Sea, K-329 Belgorod (Photo: SPUTNIK NEW)

The Belgorod, The largest submersible built in the last 30 years, Travel on the waters of Russia from this Friday.

Submarine, more than 180 meters long, It has been called the “weapon of the apocalypse” since its release in 2019. It was launched into the White Sea for its first test flight.

The ship carries the drone underwater Called “Poseidon”, A nuclear weapon capable of traveling at speeds of 110 to 130 kilometers per hour and 10,000 kilometers.

The ship carries a nuclear weapon capable of traveling at 110 to 130 kilometers per hour and 10,000 kilometers (PHOTO: SPUTNIK NEW)
The ship carries a nuclear weapon capable of traveling at 110 to 130 kilometers per hour and 10,000 kilometers (PHOTO: SPUTNIK NEW)

Poseidon could destroy ports and coastal cities. It is designed to operate at a depth of about 1,000 meters and carry a nuclear charge of up to 100 megatons, which is 130 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.

Some experts fear it The ship’s torpedoes explode underwater, causing a radiological tsunami and affecting coastal cities with waves up to 100 meters high.

As reported by the British newspaper The Daily Mail, This large vessel is operated on behalf of Russia’s top secret submarine research directorate, It is believed to be central to that country’s intelligence gathering activity.

The activities of the submarine will be reported directly to President Vladimir Putin (photo: file)
The activities of the submarine will be reported directly to President Vladimir Putin (photo: file)

The submarine commanders will report directly to President Vladimir Putin Than the country’s top naval commanders, therefore Belgorod is considered a deep-sea intelligence agency rather than a conventional submarine.

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Black Sea conflict

A Russian warship fired warning shots Wednesday to force a British destroyer to leave Russian waters near Crimea. In Black Sea, As announced Russian Ministry of Defense.

Russian warship fires at British destroyer in the Black Sea (PHOTO: EFE)
Russian warship fires at British destroyer in the Black Sea (PHOTO: EFE)

The ministry said Russian warship fires after Russian anti-missile defender ignores warning against intrusion into Russian territorial waters. He said The Russian Su-24 also dropped bombs Forcing the front of the British ship to change course.

HMS Defender “He received an initial warning that weapons would be used if the state borders of the Russian Federation were violated. He did not respond to the warning.” The ministry quoted the news agency as saying Interfax.

The ministry said the incident took place earlier Cape Philanthrop Beach in Crimea, Russia annexed Ukraine in 2014.

The Russian Ministry of Defense added it “A border patrol boat fired warning shots” And then a Su-24 aircraft Bold Four bombs in the path of the destroyer.

Editions of the Ministries of Russia and the United Kingdom do not correspond to the events of the Black Sea (Photo: EFE)
Editions of the Ministries of Russia and the United Kingdom do not correspond to the events of the Black Sea (Photo: EFE)

The ministry said the ship left Russian waters after the shooting.

However, the UK Defense Ministry denied Moscow’s allegations, saying the shootings took place during a military exercise in Russia.

Royal Navy (Navy) Ship “Under international law, Ukraine creates an innocent route through regional waters. “, Says a report from Defense in London, And insists that “no warning shots were fired” against the UK destroyer.

“We believe the Russians carried out some artillery exercises in the Black Sea and warned the maritime community in advance of their operation.”, The reference points out.

Russian Ministry of Defense captures images of HMS Defender destroying British Royal Navy from a Russian military aircraft in the Black Sea (PHOTO: REUTERS)
Russian Ministry of Defense captures images of HMS Defender destroying British Royal Navy from a Russian military aircraft in the Black Sea (PHOTO: REUTERS)

“There was no shooting at the HMS Defender and we do not accept the claim that the bombs were dropped in its path,” he said. Added.

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In early June, the Royal Navy said it had “dumped” its strike team that carried out NATO operations in the Mediterranean to carry out “its own mission” in the HMS Defender.

On June 14th Russia says navy has begun monitoring the British destroyer and warship Everton Of the Dutch navy after both ships entered the Black Sea.

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