Droning Russia’s nuke radars is the dumbest thing Ukraine can do

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Theodore Postol

“For a fleeting moment on May 22 the world may have come closer to a catastrophic nuclear accident due to a reckless Ukrainian drone attack on two Russian strategic nuclear early warning radars at Armavir. Fortunately, a subsequent Ukranian drone attack on a third radar station at Orsk in Russia on May 26 failed. The incidents underscore a few important things. First, the Ukrainians could have needlessly sparked a crisis in which the Russians, feeling like one of their defenses against a U.S. nuclear attack, were down, struck back hard in retaliation. And second, it highlights the need for Russians to acquire comprehensive space-based nuclear radar of their own.” (06/05/24)