Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

WW3 Concerns: Vladimir Putin Spotted With Nuclear Briefcase During Rare Visit to China

ww vladimir putin spotted nuclear briefcase visit china
Source: MEGA

Vladimir Putin sparked fresh World War 3 concerns this week.

Oct. 20 2023, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Vladimir Putin sparked fresh World War 3 concerns this week after the Russian leader was spotted with a nuclear briefcase during a rare visit to China, RadarOnline.com can report.

In a concerning development to come as tensions between Russia and the world remain at an all-time high due to Putin’s ongoing war in Ukraine, footage surfaced from Wednesday that showed the Russian leader with a nuclear briefcase as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

Article continues below advertisement
ww vladimir putin spotted nuclear briefcase visit china
Source: MEGA

The Russian leader was spotted with a nuclear briefcase during a rare visit to China.

The footage showed Putin walking to a meeting in China’s capital while surrounded by security guards. Two Russian naval officers, each of whom was carrying a briefcase, were seen following Putin closely from behind.

The camera then zoomed in on one of the briefcases and revealed what appeared to be the bag holding Russia's nuclear codes.

Although the briefcase – known as the "Cheget” – is always with the Russian president, it is rarely filmed like it was on Wednesday in Beijing, according to the New York Post.

"There are certain suitcases without which no trip of Putin's is complete,” the Russian state news agency RIA wrote on Telegram alongside photos of Putin with the nuclear briefcase.

Article continues below advertisement
ww vladimir putin spotted nuclear briefcase visit china
Source: MEGA

"There are certain suitcases without which no trip of Putin's is complete."

Putin’s “Cheget” is not unlike the “nuclear football” always carried by the president of the United States.

Both the Russian “Cheget” and the U.S. “nuclear football” hold the codes the respective world leaders would use to authenticate a nuclear launch order if they are not at the Kremlin or White House.

Article continues below advertisement

The Russian nuclear briefcase was described as a “secure communication tool” that connects Putin to military top brass and Russian rocket forces through the highly secret "Kazbek" electronic command-and-control network.

Previous footage from a Russian television channel in 2019 reportedly provided a glimpse into the briefcase. It showed several different buttons – including a white "launch" button and a red "cancel" button.

MORE ON:
Vladimir Putin
Article continues below advertisement
ww vladimir putin spotted nuclear briefcase visit china
Source: MEGA

Russia recently began the process to leave the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

The briefcase is allegedly activated by a special flashcard that is also always in the Russian leader’s possession.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the footage that showed Putin in possession of Russia’s nuclear briefcase in Beijing on Wednesday came amid heightened nuclear tensions caused by Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Visit the all-new RADAR SPORTS for all the on and off-field activities of the biggest names in the games.

Article continues below advertisement

Russia's parliament also recently took the first step toward revoking ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

The nuclear treaty’s top Russian lawmaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, warned the U.S. that Moscow might abandon the pact altogether.

Article continues below advertisement
ww vladimir putin spotted nuclear briefcase visit china
Source: MEGA

Putin's nuclear briefcase is not unlike the "nuclear football" held by the president of the United States.

"We understand our responsibility to our citizens, we are protecting our country,” Volodin said on Tuesday. “What is happening in the world today is the exclusive fault of the United States.”

"And what we will do next – whether we remain a party to the treaty or not, we will not tell them," he added.

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.