Russian politicians say the City of London will be the first strategic NATO target to be hit by a Russian missile if World War Three erupts.
The remarks were made by Andrey Gurulyov, a member of parliament who sits on Moscow’s defense committee. The statement came as he described a full-scale invasion of the baltic member state, NATO, in an interview on Russian state television.
Gurulyov, who is also a member of the pro-Putin United Russia party, said Russia would destroy an entire group of enemy space satellites during the first air operation, be it Britain or the United States. Then, Russia will mitigate the entire anti-missile defense system in all Russian territory.
“We certainly will not start from Warsaw, Paris or Berlin. The first to be hit is London. It is very clear that the threat to the world comes from the Anglo-Saxons,” Gurulyov said as reported by The Independent, Saturday, June 25, 2022.
The former military commander said an invasion was the only way to prevent the West from blockading Kaliningrad, a Russian semi-exclave between Lithuania and Poland. Gurulyov added, “Western Europe will soon be darkened.
“I wonder how they (the United States) will stay next to Western Europe. This is a rough plan, and I purposely ignore certain moments because they won’t be discussed on TV,” Gurulyov said.
Russia has attacked Ukraine since February 24, 2022. Entering its fifth month, the war is still ongoing.
The fighting is now focused on eastern Ukraine. Western countries, including Britain, have helped Ukraine by imposing economic sanctions and arms aid on Kyiv.