Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Russia Discloses Nuclear Submarine Was Armed During Fire
A senior Russian official acknowledged on Thursday that weapons were still loaded on a ballistic-missile submarine that caught fire while docked for maintenance in December, ITAR-Tass reported. Earlier reports said the vessel was unarmed at the time (see GSN, Jan. 3).
The blaze on the Yekaterinburg lasted for 20 hours before being extinguished. The Russian Defense Ministry previously claimed the vessel had its weapons removed in advance of planned upkeep activities and that its atomic reactor had been deactivated.
Feb. 14, 2013
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Nov. 1, 2012
Remarks by Senator Sam Nunn at the PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security, November 1, 2012
This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.