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After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in the U.S.



MOSCOW, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Russian state television has listed US military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes

The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David , Maryland

The report, unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state television, was broadcast on Sunday evening, days after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was militarily ready for a "Cuban Missile" -style crisis if United States

With tensions rising over Russia's fears that the United States could deploy mid-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold War era of control unravels, Putin said Russia would be forced to respond by placing hypersonic nuclear missiles on submarines near US

The United States says it has no immediate plans to deploy such missiles in Europe and has dismissed Putin's warnings as disingenuous propaganda.

However, its decision to quit the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty over an alleged Russian violation, something Moscow denies,

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The Pentagon said Putin's threats only

"Every time Putin issues these bombastic threats and touts his new doomsday devices, he should know that it only deepens NATO's resolve to work together to ensure our collective security," said Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, 19659002] Some analysts have seen his approach as a tactic to try to re-engage the United States in talks on the strategic balance between the two powers, for which Moscow has long pushed, with mixed results

, Dmitry Kiselyov, the presenter of Russia's main weekly TV news show 'Vesti Nedeli', showed a map of the United States and identified several targets he said Moscow would want to hit in the event of a nuclear war

The targe ts, which Kiselyov described as U.S. presidential or military command centers, including Fort Ritchie, a military training center in Maryland closed in 1998, McClellan, and the U.S.

Kiselyov, who is close to the Kremlin, said the "Tsirkon" ('Zircon') hypersonic missile that Russia is developing could

"For now, we're not threatening"

"For now, we're not threatening "Kiselyov is one of the main channels of state television's strongly anti-American tones, once saying Moscow could turn the United States into radioactive ash," he said.

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Asked to comment on Kiselyov's report, Kremlin said on Monday it did not interfere in state TV's editorial policy. (19659040) More from Aol.com :

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