World War 3: Could Russia attack these old targets from the Cold War target list including Portsmouth in the event of WW3?
Ukraine is an aspiring member of NATO – which includes the UK, US and more.
An invasion of the country by Russia could rekindle tensions between the nation and the West.
However, of course, despite this, the odds of WWII remain extremely slim – although the end of the world clock, which tracks the possibility of the end of the world, being at two minutes to midnight, is approaching it. closer to midnight, corresponding to that of 1953.
The news previously revealed a list of Russian targets in the UK in the event of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Cold War predictions made in secret by the British government reveal the extent of a Russian nuclear strike against the United Kingdom.
Portsmouth Naval Base was on the target list.
Here’s what would happen if a nuclear bomb were dropped on Portsmouth in the event that …
At the height of nuclear tensions in the 1970s and 1980s, there were fears that at least 38 cities were threatened by a Soviet Union strike – and Portsmouth was one of the main targets.
Dozens of Army, Navy and Air Force bases were also earmarked for destruction, with Portsmouth Naval Base at the top of the list of strategic targets.
The city is home to the majority of the Royal Navy fleet, as well as the Senior Service HQ where many of its senior officers are located.
The nearby bases of Gosport and Fareham are also home to thousands of sailors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has never hidden his readiness to use nuclear weapons and UK-Russia relations have reached new lows following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal amid fears of a new cold war are growing.
British defense officials made a list of 106 locations they believed to be a target for Russia – marking them as “likely nuclear targets.”
Beside these large population centers were 23 RAF bases, 14 USAF bases, 10 radar stations, eight military command centers and 13 Royal Navy bases.
It is not known whether the list of likely targets has changed since the Cold War.