A nuclear weapons expert has warned that London is not “protected” from a nuclear attack and would only have around a 15 minute warning to brace for impact.
The West are increasingly concerned by Vladimir Putin’s threats and government officials warnings since the Russian President placed his nuclear forces on “special alert” in February.
Last week a Russian MP warned Boris Johnson that the UK that they are now a “prime target” for Moscow as London keeps supplying military and political support to Ukraine.
The Russia MP warned, “Great Britain is a prime target for that (nuclear strike). It is an island nation, which would minimise the damage to the continent.”
On Wednesday afternoon Putin sent a bone chilling warning that if any country interferes with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “we have tools no one can boast of.”
Putin’s patience has run out and he is furious that the West are meddling in the Ukraine war and warned on Wednesday the West must stop sending weapons to Ukraine and threatened, “we don’t brag, we will use them.”
Professor Futter who is a nuclear weapons expert from the University of Leicester warned that if Putin did launch an attack on London it would not stand a chance.
He told MyLondon, “We aren’t protected, basically.
“We don’t have any way to intercept Russian ballistic missiles flying towards the UK.
“We might be able to block bomber aircraft, but much of the Russian nuclear arsenal is based on missiles.
“We would see missiles coming, we have satellites in North Yorkshire and access to US and NATO early warning systems.”
He added, “It wouldn’t give us time to do anything. Government officials might be OK, there is a bunker under Whitehall and some places VIPs can hide.”
Addressing Russian lawmakers in St Petersburg in a televised address, Putin said in his usual rant, “If anyone decides to meddle in ongoing events and create unacceptable strategic threats for Russia, they must know our response will be lightning-quick.”
He said: “We have all the instruments for this, ones nobody else can boast of. And we will use them, if we have to.”
He added: “We have already taken all the decisions on this.”