In a chilling display of the Russian regime’s complete disregard for human life, state-run Channel One recently aired a segment showing how Russia could wipe Britain out of existence by detonating a thermonuclear device under the sea. The clip has graphics of 500-meter-high tsunamis generated by the blast wholly submerging the British Isles, home to seventy-two million people. It describes how the attack would render the area an uninhabitable radioactive wasteland for thousands of years.1

In the segment, Channel One host Dmitry Kiselyov presents this attack as retaliation for Britain sending weapons to help the Ukrainians defend themselves against Russia’s invasion. But his segment, and the threat it represents, is evidence of why Britain was right to do this. Many thought the fall of the Soviet Union had marked the end of Russia threatening the West, but the Kremlin has continued to threaten Britain in the years since. Under Putin’s regime, Russia has repeatedly sailed warships through the English Channel, flown military aircraft into British airspace (as well as that of other countries, including Norway and Japan), carried out attacks in Britain using radioactive and chemical agents, and openly threatened Britain with war.2

Russia has firmly and unquestionably established itself as a threat to Britain and the civilized world. . . .

In deciding how to respond to Russia’s actions, Western governments must recognize the Russian regime for what it is: A despotic dictatorship bent on conquest with no regard for the lives or rights of individuals—a threat to everyone everywhere.
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1. Samantha Berkhead, “Russian ‘Nuclear Tsunami’ Will Wipe Out Britain, Kremlin-Backed Media Threatens,” The Times, May 2, 2022,

2. “Russian Warships Pass through English Channel,” BBC News, October 21, 2016,; George Allison, “British Warships Escort Russian Fleet through English Channel,” UK Defense Journal, January 21, 2022,; Haroon Siddique and Andrew Roth, “Russia Responsible for Alexander Litvinenko Death, European Court Rules,” The Guardian, September 21, 2021,; Gordon Corera, “Salisbury Poisonings: Third Man Faces Charges for Novichok Attack,” BBC News, September 2, 2021,; Andy Gregory, “RAF Confirms Scrambled Typhoons Were to Intercept Four Russian ‘Bear’ Bombers amid Ukraine Tensions,” The Independent, February 2, 2022,; “Russia Report: UK ‘Badly Underestimated’ Threat, Says Committee,” BBC News, July 21, 2020,; Paul Byrne, “Russia Warns UK There Is a ‘Serious Risk’ of War with Tensions Rising in Ukraine,” The Mirror, November 28, 2021,

3. Dan Sabbagh, “UK Supplying Ukraine with Anti-tank Weapons, MPs Told,” The Guardian, January 17, 2022,

4 .“The British-Made Weapon Helping Ukraine Repel Russia,” The Week, April 1, 2022,

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