Russian state TV lists nuclear targets in US

Russian state television listed U.S. military facilities that the Kremlin would target in the event of a nuclear weapons attack, Reuters reports.

Targets reportedly included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Md.

In the Sunday evening broadcast, Dmitry Kiselyov, the presenter of Russia’s main weekly TV news show "Vesti Nedeli," showed a map of the United States and identified several targets he said Moscow would want to hit in the event of a nuclear war, Reuters reported.


“For now, we’re not threatening anyone, but if such a deployment takes place, our response will be instant,” he said, according to the news service.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would retaliate if the U.S. placed missiles in Europe.

His remarks came after the Trump administration decided to stop complying with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

The U.S. has publicly accused Russia of violating the treaty since 2014 by fielding a cruise missile known as the 9M729.

The agreement, signed by President Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, bans nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 300 and 3,400 miles.

The U.S. currently does not possess ground-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles that it could place in Europe, Reuters noted.