NATO Countries Would Be Destroyed Within Half an Hour of Nuclear War, Roscosmos Head Warns

In the case of a nuclear war, the director of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has said that NATO nations might be annihilated by Russia in half an hour. Dmitry Rogozin, the agency’s chairman, is known for making explosive and aggressive pronouncements, which have only gotten more unstable since Russian military invaded Ukraine. He threatened Elon Musk over the weekend, for example.

“It appears from the testimony of Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, the captured commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite company’s internet terminals were delivered to militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and Ukrainian Marines to Mariupol by military helicopters,” the Roscosmos head wrote on his Telegram account. “As a result, Elon Musk is participating in providing military communications to the Nazi troops in Ukraine. And for this, Elon, no matter how much you play the fool, you will be held accountable as an adult.”

NATO Countries Would Be Destroyed Within Half an Hour of Nuclear War, Roscosmos Head Warns

Elon Musk replied to the threat by joking that “it’s been lovely knowing ya if I die under strange circumstances,” while his mother’s reaction was far less casual. Good news for anybody interested in experiencing what it’s like to be the world’s richest man, because Rogozin also threatened billions of people living in NATO nations. The 50-year-old chief of Roscosmos said in a Telegram message that Russia could “destroy” these countries in less time than it takes an ordinary Netflix user to decide what to watch next.

“We will obliterate NATO nations in half an hour in a nuclear battle,” Rogozin stated, before clarifying that this is not his preferred choice. “However, we must not allow it since the repercussions of a nuclear exchange will have an impact on the status of our planet.” “As a result, we will have to use conventional military tactics to beat this economically and militarily more formidable opponent,” he continued. “Such a triumph is feasible only if the entire country stands behind the army, the state economy is mobilized, and Russia’s military-industrial complex and adjacent economic sectors are put on a military footing. And it must be done as soon as possible.”

Rogozin is accurate in claiming that nuclear war would be catastrophic for the planet. Even a “small” scale nuclear war, according to a 2017 study published in Environment Magazine, may unleash a “nuclear autumn.” According to the researchers, a single nuclear blast large enough to destroy Los Angeles would send 5.5 million tons of ash and soot into the stratosphere, blocking out sunlight, reducing temperatures and rainfall (by up to 80% in some areas of the world), and having a significant impact on crop production for years to come.