Russia, the Sarmat strategic missile system placed in “combat mode”: alert level raised


By John

Russia has placed the Sarmat strategic missile system in “combat mode” by raising the alert level. This was stated by the head of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, Borisov as reported by Ria Novosti. – The crew of the Sarmat strategic missile system has taken up combat duty, the head of Roscosmos said.

“The Sarmat strategic complex has become operational for combat,” the head of the state body said. Previously, it was thought that the first Sarmat would enter service at the end of 2022. In February 2023, President Vladimir Putin announced that the complex «with a new heavy missile» would soon be ready for use.

Sarmat missiles are capable of carrying ten or more nuclear warheads.

Police: bomb alerts in all Kiev schools

“All educational institutions are controlled by the Kiev police force with the involvement of the State Emergency Service,” a police spokeswoman, Yulia Girdvilis, told the AFP news agency, calling on the population to “remain calm.” Nearly four million students are returning to study today in Ukraine, both virtually and in the classroom, Ukraine’s Ministry of Education said. Since Russia’s invasion of the country began on February 24, 2022, thousands of Ukrainian schools have been damaged or destroyed. “The nation has preserved the opportunity for children to go to school in Ukraine,” the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andriy Yermak, said on social media. “Ukrainian teachers are real heroes,” he added. More than 3.6 million children attend school in Ukraine, of which nearly 900,000 study remotely, Yermak said. “The important thing is that our children study,” said General Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. «And our educators, teachers and lecturers will teach. Because knowledge and culture are what distinguishes us from the enemy”, he underlined. For his part, the mayor of the western city of Lviv, Andriy Sadovy, said that students will learn to fly drones, posting a photo of boys behind computers. “This is our new reality,” he declared on social media.