Russia`s nuclear capabilities on `constant combat alert`: Defence minister

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday that the country`s nuclear capabilities on land, sea and air were on combat alert, as President Vladimir Putin inspected battle readiness amid a crisis in Ukraine.

Moscow: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday that the country`s nuclear capabilities on land, sea and air were on combat alert, as President Vladimir Putin inspected battle readiness amid a crisis in Ukraine.

"Our nuclear triad is on constant combat alert, we systematically carry out its retrofitting by modern missile systems with top military capabilities," Shoigu told Putin in the course of military exercises, Russian agencies reported.

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