World War 3: Russia Could Turn 'United States Into Radioactive Ash,' Says State TV

World War 3 is still on the minds of many despite the situation between Russia and Ukraine not coming to blows. Now a Kremlin-backed journalist has stated that Russia could turn the "United States into radioactive ash."

In a related report by The Inquisitr, one of Russia's nuclear weapons was fired as a show of force just as Vladimir Putin blamed President Obama and America for causing the entire situation by interfering in Ukraine. Although a war ultimatum by the Russian Black Sea fleet commander never caused a crisis the Russians did sink a ship in order to block the Ukrainian navy from escaping.

Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kravchuk was the first to warn that Russia may push his country into starting World War 3:

"They have gone beyond their base and occupied Crimea – it is conquered territory. Russia violated the Budapest Memorandum. Ukraine has every reason to go to international arbitration. I call on the Russian authorities to stop. Between our peoples should not be war. Does Russia not understand that this is the beginning of World War 3?"
Even though the overwhelming majority of voters in Crimea say they want to be part of Russia the rest of Ukraine may not want that to happen, and some are already threatening war. The secession is also a difficult task to pull off since the Crimean peninsula receives its electricity and other resources via the rest of Ukraine. So some say Ukraine's new government may resist the referendum, and already some officials in Kiev say the 95 percent vote only came about because of threats by the Russian military.

Ever since Crimea decided it wanted to be part of Russia the official propaganda against the United States has also increased. Dmitry Kiselyov is a TV presenter who was specifically assigned as the head of a new Russian state news agency by President Vladimir Putin. In response to President Obama threatening sanctions against Russia over Crimea seceding from Ukraine, the Kremlin-backed journalist hinted at World War 3:

"Russia is the only country in the world that is realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash."
Do you think Russia would really start World War 3 with the United States over Ukraine or do you think it's just political posturing?