Putin warns West: Russia ready for nuke war if sovereignty threatened

Mar13,2024


chairman Vladimir Putin Said on Wednesday that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapon Issue a further blunt warning if its sovereignty or independence is threatened West just a few days ago In which it is almost certain that his tenure of another six years will be secured.
The Russian leader has repeatedly spoken about his readiness to use nuclear weapons since launching a full-scale invasion ukraine On February 24, 2022. The most recent such threat came in his address to the nation last month, when he warned the West that deepening its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine would risk nuclear war.
In an interview with Russian state television released early Wednesday, he was asked if he had ever considered using nuclear weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine. Putin Replied that there is no need for it. He also said he did not think the world was headed toward nuclear war, describing US President Joe Biden as an experienced politician who fully understands the potential dangers of tensions.

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When asked for a response from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Putin's comments, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that “all rhetoric could lead to miscalculations or escalate tensions with obvious disastrous consequences for the world.”
Putin's comments appear to be a message to the West that it is prepared to use all means to protect its gains in Ukraine. He said that in line with the country's security doctrine, Moscow is prepared to use nuclear weapons in the event of a threat to “the existence of the Russian state, our sovereignty and independence.”
“Whatever is written in our strategy, we have not changed it,” he said.
In an apparent reference to NATO allies supporting Kiev, he also declared that “Nations that say they have no red lines with respect to Russia should understand that Russia also has no red lines with respect to them.” There won't be a line.”
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis recently lamented that the West too often binds itself to self-imposed “red lines” regarding Russia. He also welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's comments in which he said the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine could not be ruled out.
Putin noted statements by Biden and his administration that the US is not going to send troops to Ukraine. He alleged that if the US acts otherwise, Moscow will view US troops as invaders and act accordingly. He claimed that even if some NATO allies deploy troops in Ukraine, it will not change the course of the war.
He said, “If it comes to official foreign military contingents, I am sure it will not change the situation on the battlefield… just as nothing has changed in the supply of weapons.”
In light of recent battlefield advances, Putin argued that Ukraine and its Western allies must eventually accept a deal to end the war on Russian terms.
“This should not be a break in the enemy's retreat, but a serious dialogue related to security guarantees for the Russian Federation,” he said.
Putin said the recent increase in Ukrainian drone attacks inside Russia is part of efforts to derail the country's three-day presidential election, which begins on Friday, given his almost complete crackdown on dissent and tight controls. He is set to win with an overwhelming majority. On the political system of Russia.
Russian officials reported another major attack by a Ukrainian drone early Wednesday. The Defense Ministry said air defense downed 58 drones in six areas. One of the drones struck an oil refinery in the Ryazan region, injuring at least two people and causing a fire. Another was shot down as it approached a refinery near St. Petersburg.
As well as drone attacks on facilities inside Russian territory, Ukrainian forces have launched a series of successful attacks on Russian naval and air assets in the Black Sea region with maritime drones and missiles. The attacks have crippled Moscow's naval capabilities and forced it to limit its operations in the Black Sea.
Earlier this week, Russian media reported that the Russian Navy chief, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, was removed and replaced by Northern Fleet commander, Alexander Moiseyev. The Kremlin and the Defense Ministry have not yet confirmed the reshuffle, which Russian commentators have linked to the latest Black Sea Fleet accidents.
Meanwhile, Ukraine reported more Russian attacks early Wednesday.
A Russian attack killed two people and wounded another five in the town of Myrnorad in the eastern region of Donetsk, about 30 kilometers (about 20 miles) from the front line, according to Gov. Vadim Fylashkin. Local rescue workers managed to pull a 13-year-old girl from the debris of an apartment building.
A five-story building in the northern city of Sumy was struck by a Russian-launched drone overnight, killing two people and injuring eight, according to regional authorities.
The death toll from last night's Russian missile attack on the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has risen to five, Governor Serhiy Lysak said. He said 43 people were injured in Kryvyi Rih, including 12 children, the youngest being a 2-month-old infant.
“Similar attacks take place on our cities and villages every day. Ukraine loses people every day to Russian evil, Zelensky said.



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