Russia announced round-the-clock monitoring to detect nuclear explosions

We have started duties at the Main Center for Geophysical Monitoring from a newly discovered site, the Ministry of Defense said

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that Russia has started round-the-clock monitoring to detect nuclear explosions, the Interfax news agency reported today, as quoted by Reuters and BTA. The observation is carried out in a newly opened object.

“From July 1, 2022, in order to strengthen the defense potential of our country, round-the-clock duty has begun at the Main Center for Geophysical Monitoring,” the ministry said.

The center, which opened on June 1, is tasked with identifying the sources of man-made “geophysical disturbances” as well as nuclear explosions.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, relations between Moscow and the West have become increasingly strained. Politicians in both Russia and the US openly talk about the danger of nuclear war.

In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was putting the country’s nuclear forces on high alert, citing what he said were aggressive statements by NATO leaders and economic sanctions against Moscow.

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