I came across this story yesterday which I identified immediately as a distortion and fabrication.
However, Israeli News Live who comes up with some very interesting source material but seems to have swallowed the article without any checking.
To do him credit the article from Viktor Baranets of Komsomolskaya Pravda appeared today – after he made the video.
Israeli News Live: Is Russia Planting Nuclear Bombs off the US Coast Line?
Here is the article from the Daily Mail,making up details as they go along.
Putin is planting deep-sea 'mole nukes' near the US capable of causing a TSUNAMI, Russian military expert claims
A former Russian colonel and defense ministry spokesman claims Putin is burying 'sleeper' nukes off the coast of America.
Viktor Baranetz said that in the event of a war, the bombs would be detonated and cause a tsunami that would wipe out much of the coastal US.
Baranetz admitted there is no way for Russia to outspend America on defense, so the military is forced to go to extreme lengths to make sure they come out on top
Baranetz made the astonishing claims in an interview with Russian paper Komsomolskaya Pravda which was translated by MEMRI
He said Russia is focused on developing an 'asymmetrical response' to America, ensuring both countries would be destroyed in the event of an attack by either.
He said: 'Our asymmetrical response is nuclear warheads that can modify their course and height so that no computer can calculate their trajectory
'Or, for example, the Americans are deploying their tanks, airplanes and special forces battalions along the Russian border.
'We are quietly "seeding" the U.S. shoreline with nuclear "mole" missiles. They dig themselves in and "sleep" until they are given the command...
'Oh, it seems I've said too much,' he interrupted himself by saying, before adding: 'I should hold my tongue.'
A Russian government spokesman dismissed Baranetz's claims, describing them as 'strange' and adding that the report should 'not be taken seriously.'
In this original article in Komsomolskaya Pravda by Viktor Baranets he talks about Russia's "assymetrical" response to American weapons buildup (they have a much smaller defence budget).
The only reference to all this is:
"And we secretly "mining" coast of the United States with nuclear missiles - moles (they burrow and "sleep" until team)."
Here is the original article
Наш военный обозреватель - о том, для чего американский президент раздувает военный бюджет и чем на это ответит Россия
Our military observer - about what the American President inflates the military budget and how it will respond to Russia
And here is Baranets' response from today's issue of Komsomolsakya Pravda
How the military correspondent of "KP" organized a "nuclear sensation" for the Daily Mail
Our military commentator says, how the English tabloid came to attribute to him words about the missiles causing a tsunami off the coast of the United States
Military commentator of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" Victor Baranets.Photo: Michael FROLOV
Наш военный обозреватель рассказывает, как получилось, что английский таблоид приписал ему слова про ракеты, способные вызвать цунами у берегов США
4 May, 2017
Israel News Live quotes the following articles in Russian as confirmation of the Daily Mail article.
It turns out that the first article is a translation into Russian of an article from another newspaper, the Daily Star.
РУССКОЕ АТОМНОЕ ЦУНАМИ: ПУТИНСКИЕ ПОДВОДНЫЕ ЛОДКИ ЗАКЛАДЫВАЮТ ГЛУБОКОВОДНЫЕ БОМБЫ, ГОТОВЫЕ УНИЧТОЖИТЬ США!
RUSSIAN NUCLEAR TSUNAMI: PUTIN'S SUBMARINES LAY DEEP BOMBS, READY TO DESTROY US!
In the West they reckon Russia has planted deep water bombs capable of destroying the USA