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, according to Daily Mail.

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.

Other moves designed to outfox the US are nuclear missiles which can be steered in the air, meaning their trajectory cannot be calculated, he claimed.


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."