Russia spins narrative about its plan to send nukes to space

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin

Russia has dismissed American claims that it plans to put nuclear weapons in space as “just another ploy by the White House” to convince lawmakers to provide aid to Ukraine, Dmitry Peskov, dictator Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson, claimed to Russian state propagandist agency TASS on Feb. 15.

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"I can't comment on this at all. Let's wait for this briefing [by US President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan] to see if there's any information,” said Peskov.

“But it's clear that the White House, rightly or wrongly, is trying to push Congress to vote on the appropriations bill; that's obvious. We'll see what kind of ploys the White House will use [to get the funding passed]; we'll see."

U.S. congress members were warned of a “serious national security threat,” potentially linked to Russia, by U.S. House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Turner (R-Ohio), CNN reported on Feb. 14.

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The “serious national security threat” relates to Russia’s desire to send nuclear weapons into space, ABC News reported.

Turner sent a letter to his congressional colleagues about a "destabilizing foreign military potential" and urged U.S. President Joe Biden to declassify information related to the threat so Congress and allies could respond to it.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that he had personally addressed congressional leaders before Turner's announcement. He mentioned that a meeting had been scheduled for Feb. 15, where he will brief the U.S. Congress on the issue.

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