A "doomsday" submarine capable of releasing "apocalyptic" nuclear weapons is on the move after Vladimir Putin released it in an attempt to escalate the invasion of Ukraine.
In early October, the K-329 Belgorod nuclear submarine was deployed alongside its underwater drone Poseidon, a giant nuclear-capable torpedo.
And now, the world's biggest submarine is on the move – having been traced in the Barents Sea, north of Russia’s Kola Peninsular.
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The sea is frighteningly close to mainland Europe as it is located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia, and divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.
The machine has plenty of frightening capabilities.
It reportedly has the potential to cause radioactive tsunamis to coastline cities, with one Putin mouthpiece saying it has the potential to "plunge Britain into the depths of the sea".
Russian TV propagandist Dmitry Kiselyov told his viewers that the "underwater robotic drone Poseidon" could also cause a 1,640ft tsunami.
The 604ft-long Belgorod is said to be submerged in Arctic waters and is suspected of involvement in sabotaging the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
But its placement in the Arctic is cause for concern, with worries over whether Belgorod is testing its missile capabilities and the super torpedo onboard.
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Deployment of the Belgorod, which can stay submerged for 120 days, comes as Putin amps up threats over the use of nuclear warheads in the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The Poseidon drone had previously been reported as having an unlimited range and speeds of more than 125mph.
Admiral Igor Katasonov, chief analyst of the General Staff, said: "Unique characteristics of the Poseidon system will help the Navy to successfully combat aircraft carriers and strike groups of a potential adversary in any oceanic theatre of war and destroy shore infrastructure facilities."
Expert H I Sutton was reported by La Reppubblica as saying: "It is a completely new type of weapon that will force Western navies to change their planning and develop new countermeasures."
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