Blast hits suspected nuclear weapons factory in Russia

February 8,2024 748
Blast hits suspected nuclear weapons factory in Russia

At a Russian facility producing components for nuclear weapons, an explosion occurred. The incident took place at the Votkinsk Plant, located 50 kilometers from the Udmurt capital, Izhevsk, where ballistic missiles and engines for various types of missiles are manufactured, according to Russian media and Telegram channels.

Additionally, the plant initiated serial production of the Iskander missiles. The explosion reportedly happened “during routine tests of rocket engines,” as reported by the media. A significant fire broke out after the detonation.

The plant manufactures artillery missiles, including strategic ballistic missiles for the Topol-M and Iskander complexes. Last year, the plant disclosed 19 state contracts for producing nuclear weapons components. Furthermore, the facility operates a testing ground.

Earlier, it was reported that on the night of January 21, drones attacked the seaport of Ust-Luga in northwestern Russia, where the premises of the Ust-Luga Oil terminal for fuel processing, including for the Russian military, is located.

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