Russian legislator Yevgeny Alexeyevich Fyodorov said the U.S. wouldn’t retaliate if Russia fired a ballistic missile at Nevada with a death toll he estimates to be around 10,000.

Fyodorov has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch a “ballistic missile” at the Nevada test range in America to “send a message.” He has also claimed that western nations are acting like Putin “has no trump cards in his hand.”

One of these “trump cards” he is suggesting Putin use is a nuclear strike on a Nevada test site which he believes would not cause the U.S. to retaliate. With sanctions still in place from western countries, Putin warned that the sanctions were “akin to an act of war.”

In an interview, Fyodorov said, “until there is a physical demonstration of (Moscow’s) determination, America will perceive the positions of Russia and Putin as a bluff.” He later said in this war Russia shouldn’t threaten strikes on Ukraine but on U.S. territory.

He theorized that Russia could cause 10,000 casualties with even a weak nuclear missile.

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