In a chilling animation released on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin used a concept video which simulated unlimited range nuclear warheads raining down on the state of Florida. The video intended to announce the Kremlin’s military power appeared to deploy the nuclear weapons to the Sunshine State which is home to the “Winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago.
During the annual address to his nation’s parliament, Putin declared the new weapons which some are calling “doomsday devices” would render NATO’s defenses “completely useless.” The leader also used terms such as “invincible” missiles as he described the country’s military might and superiority.
Putin went on to say that any form of attack against Russia or its allies will be viewed as an attack against Russia and will result in instant actions against them – “no matter what the consequences are,” he added, “Nobody should have any doubt about that.”
“Russia still has the greatest nuclear potential in the world, but nobody listened to us,” Putin said.
Putin, who is up for re-election later this month, delivered his powerful address while a video animation showing the new nuclear warheads played. The weapons appeared to be able to navigate around any barrier in its way and directed to detonate over the state of Florida.
National security analysts are beginning to weigh in on the Russian leader’s threats. So far, most believe that Putin was intentionally attempting to trigger United States President Donald Trump.
CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd said, “I do think Vladimir Putin was speaking to one audience,” she said. “It wasn’t anyone in Russia. It was Donald Trump.”
In his speech, Putin claimed that the Russian nuclear weapons would be a “guarantor of peace on our planet.” Earlier in his speech, he said that missile defenses will be useless against his country’s advanced weapons, the leader of Russia added that the country “has no plans to be an aggressor.”