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Russian President Vladimir Putin orders his defence chiefs to put the country's nuclear "deterrence forces" on high alert and accused the West of taking "unfriendly" steps against his country. International tensions are already soaring over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and Putin's order will cause further alarm. Moscow has the world's second-largest arsenal of nuclear weapons and a huge cache of ballistic missiles which form the backbone of the country's deterrence forces.

Added on the 27/02/2022 17:05:46 - Copyright : AFP EN

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