Published on: Oct 16, 2018 @ 21:22 – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree approving Russia’s up-to-date policy of nuclear and radiological safety until 2025 and beyond. It will be implemented within 3 months.
Published on the official website of Moscow for legal information on Monday, Putin signed the decree in effect last Saturday.
The document outlines the security policy for nuclear and military installations, minimizes the risks of personnel stationed at those facilities and increases the liability of nuclear power institutions.
The new legislation replaces the nuclear safety strategy approved in 2012 and instructs the Russian government to approve a plan for the implementation of the document within three months.
Last week, the military tested all 3 components of its nuclear arsenal during exercises that represented a scenario involving Russian retaliation against enemy attacks.
The exercises included tests of nuclear missiles launched by submarines, nuclear missiles launched by ground and nuclear bombs installed in the air of its fleet of strategic bombers.
The tests come as Moscow introduces new advanced weapons systems into its nuclear deterrence strategy aimed at undermining US capabilities.
Revealing the new arsenal earlier this year, Putin warned that failure to modernize its nuclear deterrent would expose Russia to US military pressure.
“In the end, if we did nothing, it would make Russian nuclear potential useless,” Putin said.
“They could simply intercept everything,” the president added on US military resources deployed in allied states along Russia’s borders.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released the videos of the maneuvers on YouTube.
In the maneuvers participated the Air Force, the Army and the Navy, as well as the warning systems on missile attacks. During the exercises, the military conducted ballistic missile tests, cruise missiles and air-to-air missiles from the Barents Sea and the Okhotsk Sea.
The trainings were attended by submarines, including nuclear submarines from the North and Pacific fleets, as well as strategic bombers from the Tu-95MS, Tu-160 and Tu-22M Russian Air Forces.
The ministry stressed that the unified space system and ground radars have timely detected all launches of ballistic missiles from submarines.
All the missions indicated in the maneuvers were fulfilled, the ministry concluded.