VLADIMIR Putin has vowed to unleash his unstoppable hypersonic Satan-2 nuke missile within weeks.
It comes as the Kremlin insists there will no chance of peace talks with Kyiv after Volodymyr Zelensky’s trip to the White House.
3Putin is set to unleash his Satan-2 missile within weeksCredit: AFP3The nuke missile can blast targets at almost 16,000mphCredit: AP3Putin said on Wednesday during a meeting with military chiefs that he aimed to deploy his terrifying RS-28 Sarmat missile – nicknamed Satan-2 – in January.
The world-ending missile can blast targets at almost 16,000mph – meaning it has the potential to obliterate the UK 1,600 miles away in just six minutes.
Politician Aleksey Zhuravlyov previously threatened to nuke Britain with the Satan-2 hypersonic missile in a matter of minutes and wipe out Finland in just ten.
The beast can also carry 15 warheads and drop multiple nukes in a single strike.
After a successful first test in April, Putin, 70, claimed the nuke missile can “break through any defences” – and would “force those who try to threaten Russia to think twice”.
During the launch, footage showed the enormous 115ft missile being launched from an underground silo, triggering an enormous fireball.
The missile travelled almost the entire length of Russia – almost 3,600 miles – in around 15 minutes.
It comes as Zelensky headed to Washington on Wednesday to meet President Joe Biden, address Congress and seek “weapons, weapons and more weapons” in his first overseas trip since Russia invaded Ukraine 300 days ago.
Zelensky said the visit was meant to strengthen Kyiv’s “resilience and defence capabilities” amid repeated Russian missile and drone attacks on the country’s energy and water supplies in the dead of winter.
But US officials said Biden will not use the talks to push Zelensky towards the negotiating table with Putin, the US official said.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it saw no chance of peace talks with Kyiv.
In a call with reporters, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that continued Western arms supplies to Ukraine would lead to a “deepening” of the conflict.
Zelensky’s visit was expected to last several hours.
He will hold a meeting with Biden at the White House at 2.30pm (7.30pm GMT), participate in a joint news conference with the US president and then go to Capitol Hill to address a joint session of the US Senate and House of Representatives.
White House spokesman John Kirby said diplomacy and defence capabilities would top the agenda.
He told MSNBC in an interview ahead of Zelensky’s arrival: “Clearly we’re going to make sure that President Zelensky, when he leaves this country, knows that he’s leaving with the full support of the United States going forward.”
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