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Ukraine, Russia increases nuclear deterrence in the Arctic

Russia increases nuclear deterrence in the Arctic. Deployed in the Kola Peninsula (Olenegorsk-2) 4 Tu-160 and 3 Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers. They are close to the Bolshoye Ramozero atomic warhead depot

Russia increases nuclear deterrence in the Arctic. The Barents Observer denounces this, citing some recent satellite images, which show that Moscow has deployed four Tu-160 and three Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers at the Olenegorsk air base in the Kola Peninsula. The aircraft were originally deployed at Engels Air Base in Saratov, approximately 1,100 kilometers away from where they are today. It is not clear whether the move is linked to the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. It is certain, however, that it determines advantages for the Federation. Presumably, Olenegorsk-2 was chosen as it is the military infrastructure that has the longest runway in the entire region. It is also close to the Bolshoye Ramozero site, one of the largest for the storage of nuclear warheads. Finally, due to their new location, NATO air forces will have a shorter alert time to be able to intercept them in international airspace.

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