Russian nuclear military train is seen on the move

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.


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