The military hardware belongs to the 12th Main Directorate of the Russian MoD
Specialist division is dedicated to storage, maintenance and provision of nukes
Military analysts claimed this could be a sign of escalation in Ukraine conflict on behalf of Moscow, or preparation for large-scale nuclear readiness tests
Comes as NATO warned Russian nuclear sub has left its base in the Arctic Circle
Putin crony Ramzan Kadyrov meanwhile called for use of ‘low-yield’ nuclear weapons in Ukraine
A huge freight train moving specialist military equipment associated with a nuclear-arms wielding division of Russia’s Defence Ministry has been spotted on the move, prompting fears of an escalation in Putin’s war.
A series of BPM-97 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and other military vehicles were seen travelling through central Russia in a clip posted on the Telegram messaging app by pro-Russian channel Rybar on Sunday.
The APCs are thought to have been upgraded with more capable turrets, reinforced ambush and mine-proof armour and an air purification system designed to allow its occupants to operate effectively in the face of sustained infantry attacks.