On Sunday night a massive explosion rocked Donetsk, Ukraine, which many described as a "mushroom cloud," with much speculation as to whether a nuclear weapon had been fired, kicking off World War III. Some suggest it was not nuclear but the explosion was the result of an Ukranian attack on a Russian ammunitions base according to Ukraine Reporter at @StateofUkraine.
According to a deep background source, that is a cover story and this massive explosion was actually the Russia's "father of all bombs," which they bragged about in 2007. The photo that accompanied the 2007 Telegraph article, did in fact leave a "mushroom cloud," and is what appears when a nuclear bomb is dropped, which is why initial social media reports thought that the explosion from Sunday night was a nuclear attack. (Photo from Telegraph article below)
(Caption from Telegraph - A mushroom cloud rises over a plain as Russia’s military test their latest weapon)
Flashback via The Telegraph:
According to Gen Alexander Rushkin, the Russian deputy chief of staff, the new bomb is smaller than the MOAB but much deadlier because, due to nanotechnology, the temperature at the epicentre of the blast is twice as high. "Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon," he said.
"The main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an incredibly high temperature," ORT added.
Preliminary reports on Sunday's explosion indicate a huge "shockwave" accompanied the Donetsk explosion, further giving credence that this explosion, despite "official" reports, could very well be Russia's "father of all bombs" that they warned about in 2007, as well as being the reason so many mistakenly thought it was a nuclear bomb.
With tensions hitting a fevered pitch and the west attempting to isolate Russia by backing them into a corner, our ANP source tells us that Russia just sent the world a message, "they are serious about their stand on NATO and the US arming the Ukrainians and this is a warning..... the next weapon will be a nuke such as a neutron weapon with no worry of contamination!"
Below is the explosion as seen from space and examples of the images shown on social media.