Retired general Andrey Gurulyov has called for Russia to nuclear-bomb Alaska amid bitter hostilities with the United States over the war in Ukraine. Photo/REUTERS
MOSCOW – In the midst of fierce enmity with United States of America (USA), a retired Kremlin general calling for the military Russia to make Alaska the main target nuclear attack .
The call was made by retired general Andrey Gurulyov, a member of the State Duma. He was annoyed by the US military’s near relentless support for Ukraine.
Alaska is a territory that the US purchased from the Russian government in 1867 for USD 7.2 million in an agreement known as the Treaty of Cession.
Gurulyov discusses with television presenter Vladimir Solovyov about the war in Ukraine and the consequences of the attack on Belgorod, the Russian region bordering Ukraine, by anti-Kremlin groups.
Moscow claims to have crushed the groups, which it says comprise the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Russian Legion of Freedom.
During a conversation on “Full Contact”, Solovyov alluded to Western support for Kiev, such as American-made F-16 fighter jets, Gurulyov began to float some ideas on how Moscow could regain the initiative in its fight with the West.
Lamenting how Russia is always behind and “constantly responding to threats”, he accused the West of continuing to increase its supply of weapons such as the Javelin, HIMARS, long-range missiles and now the F-16.
“It would be nice if we set the tone ourselves,” Gurloyov said at the event, footage of which was tweeted by journalists and Russia observers; Julia Davis.
He then described how a tactical nuclear attack on command centers, airfields, etc., would paralyze Ukraine.
“Then a completely different conversation will begin,” he said.