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Ukrainian government officials confirmed a nuclear blast was detected in Ukraine Sunday. No other news is coming out of the area.
Three videos just uploaded show the small nuclear blast below. Nothing more is known at this time, including who launched the weapon or against which target.
The materials appear to have originated from the war-torn region of Ukraine, where separatists are attempting to return control of the former Soviet nation to Russia.
The attack comes after Britain’s defense minister voiced concerns Russia may have “lowered the threshold” for using nuclear weapons.
In their criticisms, Britain warned Russia’s nuclear strategy was being integrated with conventional forces in “a rather threatening way.”
Russia’s new military doctrine reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in a conventional attack that endangers the state’s existence, but some in the military were reportedly calling for a “first strike option.”
The residents of the city of Donetsk have witnessed an explosion of tremendous magnitude that has come to form a mushroom cloud.AUC assume that this is an explosion at a factory or a ballistic missile.
The explosion occurred west of Donetsk around 22:50 local time (20:50 GMT) and caused a shock wave that swept the city. In many parts of Donetsk felt a shock and detonation destroyed windows. According to the data of social networks, the explosion was felt even in the neighboring cities of Makeyevka and Gorlovka.
The plant may have been targeted by a tactical Tochka-U missile (SS-21 Scarab) ” or a set of “Luna-M” The 9K52 Luna-M is a short-range artillery rocket system.
.As of 12:30 a.m. Monday, there was an on-going violent bombardment of Donetsk by cannon artillery and multiple rocket launchers.
As it turned out, the epicenter of the explosion was in the Kuibyshev region, near a Donetsk state chemical factory. The roar and the glow from the blast was so strong that it could be heard and seen are tens of kilometers away by residents of the Textilschik neighborhood.
“They are bombarding the entire city, it is difficult to say now what exactly happened there two options. Or is a ( tactical ballistic missile) Tochka or explosion at a factory, “he told RIA Novosti spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of the People’s Republic of Donetsk, Eduard Basurin.
Purported satellite view of severe Donetsk explosion, the shock wave swept across the city.
The minister stated that he is studying the exact cause of the explosion.Within a few hours there will be more precise information.
The district chief Kievski of Donetsk,stated, that the explosion occurred in the village of Peski , west of Donetsk.
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