Last week, a Russian lawmaker who is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin named the first city Russia will target if war breaks out between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): London, England.
During an appearance on the Russian state television “Vremya Pakazhet” (Time Will Tell) on Friday, Russian military general-turned-lawmaker Andrei Gurulyov discussed the first targets if Russia goes to war with NATO. Gurulyov began by describing attacking any and all space satellites and missile defense systems of any and all NATO member nations, but specifically described striking London first.
“We certainly won’t start from Warsaw, Paris, or Berlin,” Gurulyov said. “The first to be hit will be London.”
“We’ll destroy the entire group of enemy’s space satellites during the first air operation” Gurulyov began his remarks. “No one will care if they are American or British, we would see them all as NATO.”
“Second, we’ll mitigate the entire system of anti-missile defense, everywhere and 100 percent,” the Russian lawmaker added. “Third, we certainly won’t start from Warsaw, Paris, or Berlin. The first to be hit will be London.”
“It’s crystal clear that the threat to the world comes from the Anglo-Saxons,” Gurulyov added.
Gurulyov said Russia’s opening attacks would also aim to destroy “critically important sites to cut off and immobilize the energy supply to western Europe.
“I shall see what the U.S.A. will tell western Europe on continuing their fight in the cold, without food and electricity,” Gurulyov said. “I wonder how they will manage to stay aside.”
Gurulyov ended by saying, “This is the rough plan, and I deliberately leave out certain moments because they are not to be discussed on TV.
This is not the first time Gurulyov has alluded to war between Russia and NATO. During a June 17 segment on the Russian state-run program “Evening with Vladimir Solovyev”, Gurulyov said the Russian military is prepared for a “big colossal war” with NATO.
During Gurulyov’s appearance on the Solovyev show, the former Russian general said NATO “made their move” by supplying weapons to Ukraine to fight against Russian invasion forces. “Now it’s our turn. How will we respond to these challenges? We should respond the same way.”
Gurulyov said Russian forces still have much of Ukraine left to subdue before its forces move far enough west to reach Ukraine’s border with Poland. He added that Russia’s military production is increasing and once Russian troops reach the western edge of Ukraine, “We have to consider every option up to a big colossal war and be ready for it.”
“Are we ready?” Gurulyov added. “We’re ready.”