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The Daily Mirror of the Great Britain

Putin readies second nuclear weapon this week amid chilling threats of London attack

Russia has prepared one if its nuclear weapons for combat just a day after another one was readied. New footage shows a Yars strategic missile being placed in an underground shaft in a Russian military complex.

It comes a day after another Yars missile was manoeuvred into a silo on the same site.

The Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is one of the most deadly weapons with a 7,500-mile range, meaning that it could hit the UK or US.

In the video released by the Russian Defence Ministry, a huge missile is seen being loaded into an underground shaft at the Kozelsky compound around 160 miles southwest of Moscow.

The footage shows the missile being carried on a Yars launch vehicle alongside a heavy military presence.

Footage then shows the missile being lowered into the launch silo and then titled 90 degrees.

It is widely seen as a form of nuclear showboating ahead of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Day on Saturday.

In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin was filmed watching the launch of a similar Yars missile as part of a mock attack on Britain and the US.

It comes after a pro-Putin MP and military expert called for a nuclear strike on the UK.

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Political scientist Vitaly Tretyakov was sceptical about the General’s sudden call for a nuclear strike.

He said: “So you seriously say that it is necessary to strike London?”

In response, Mr Gurulev said that NATO also wanted to see Ukraine attack the Russian capital.

He said: “Do you seriously think it is necessary to strike Moscow?

“And [Ukraine and the West] are serious about it…

“So why are we embarrassed to say that we should strike London?”