Vladimir Putin ally warns London ‘will be bombed first’ if WWIII breaks out
London will be the first strategic NATO target to be hit by Russian missiles if World War III breaks out, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin has claimed.
Speaking on Russian state television, Andrey Gurulyov, an MP serving on Moscow’s defense committee, described a full-scale invasion of NATO member Baltic states.
Gurulyov, a former military commander and member of the pro-Putin United Russia party, said: “We will destroy the entire group of enemy space satellites in the first air operation.
“No one will care if they are American or British, we would all see them as NATO.
“Secondly, we will mitigate the entire missile defense system, everywhere and 100%. Third, we will definitely not be leaving from Warsaw, Paris or Berlin. The first touchdown will be London.
“Clearly the threat to the world comes from the Anglo-Saxons.”
He said an invasion was the only way to prevent the West from blockading Kaliningrad – a Russian semi-enclave between Lithuania and Poland.
Gurulyov went on to say that Western Europe would be “cut off from the power supply”, which he said would also be destroyed and “immobilized”.
“In stage three, I will see what the United States says to Western Europe about continuing to fight in the cold, without food or electricity,” he continued. “I wonder how they (the United States) are going to manage to stay away.”
“That’s the rough plan, and I deliberately omit certain moments because they shouldn’t be discussed on TV.”
The threats from Putin’s ally come as Russia‘s war enters its fifth month, sparking concerns of “fatigue” over the ongoing and deadly conflict.
On Saturday, Boris Johnson warned that pressure would mount to coerce Ukrainians into a “bad peace” due to economic strains caused by the conflict.
Asked at the High Commissioner’s residence in Kigali what he meant by concerns about Ukraine’s fatigue, Mr Johnson replied: “I know it’s difficult. I know it’s difficult in the UK. I know the price of food has gone up. Everyone is watching this and too many countries are saying that it is a European war that is not necessary.
“It’s an economic problem that we don’t need and so the pressure will increase to encourage, maybe coerce the Ukrainians into a bad peace.
“I think the risk is that people don’t see that opposing aggression is vital…if Putin gets away with aggression in Ukraine, if he gets away with the naked conquest of other people’s territory, so reading through for each country here is absolutely dramatic.
“The intentional system collapse and failure to defend international borders, they understand that. And that would be a long-term economic disaster.