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Putin Warns He's Ready To Use Nuclear Weapons, Ex-UK Diplomat Says It's Possible

Putin Warns He's Ready To Use Nuclear Weapons, Ex-UK Diplomat Says It's Possible

President Vladimir Putin recently warned that he is ready to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia amid the war in Ukraine and Tony Brenton, a former British ambassador to Russia says that’s a possibility.

Western politicians, diplomats and nuclear weapons experts are divided. Some say he could use smaller, tactical nuclear weapons to prevent military defeat, protect his presidency, scare off the West or intimidate Kyiv into surrender, Reuters reported.

In his most recent comments, Putin explicitly warned the West which he accused of discussing a potential nuclear attack on Russia. He said:

This is not a bluff. And those who try to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the weathervane can turn and point towards them.

Putin’s warning might mean the Kremlin is considering an escalation after Russia annexes four Ukrainian regions which it only partly occupies.

Russia’s parliament is expected to declare the regions as part of Russia on October 4, 2022. Once that happens the way would be clear, from Moscow’s viewpoint, for a possible defensive strike if it felt the territory was under serious threat.

Putin controls the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, including a new generation of hypersonic weapons and ten times more tactical nuclear weapons than the West, and the United States and the NATO military alliance are taking him seriously.

Tony Brenton told Reuters in August before Putin stepped up his warnings:

If the choice for Russia is fighting a losing war, and losing badly and Putin falling, or some kind of nuclear demonstration, I wouldn’t bet that they wouldn’t go for the nuclear demonstration.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told U.S. TV networks on Sunday that President Joe Biden’s administration was taking Putin’s comments “deadly serious” and had warned Moscow of specific “catastrophic consequences” if it used nuclear arms.

Washington has not spelt out its likely response, but using a nuclear device could trigger a nuclear escalation, which is why most experts believe a massive conventional attack on Russian military assets would be more likely.

Asked if Putin was moving towards a nuclear attack, CIA Director William Burns told CBS on Tuesday:

We have to take very seriously his kind of threats given everything that’s at stake.

Burns, though, said U.S. intelligence had no practical evidence that Putin was moving towards using tactical nuclear weapons imminently.

If Putin did order a nuclear strike inside Ukraine, it would be the first use of nuclear weapons in battle since the United States unleashed the atomic bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

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Mike😲 2 months ago

Viva Putin

Gwedu 2 months ago

I go for west but I'm worried, they left Putin for too long, it's time to show him the way. Boom. Kanofa

𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇 2 months ago

𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒎 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒊𝒕 𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒛 𝒗𝒍𝒂𝒅

PUTIN Vladimir 2 months ago

We will protect our culture, values and Orthodox Christianity at all costs ..Jesus Christ is our Lord.

tru 1 month ago

While he sends youths to war to die? whats he defending nothing he just wants to see people perish. These are the same reasons Hitler killed Jews his end will surely be the same as Hitler's mark my words.

PUT 2 months ago

As long as I'm president..homo****ual , prostitution and Satanism will remain illegal.

2 months ago

Winter is coming 🥶

Citizen raPep naChamisa 2 months ago

Yes i support the ban of Homo****uals and Satanists ,but nuclear shows how **** you are
Imagine destroying Vic Falls,Eifel Tower,Great Wall of China,Pyramids ,beautiful cities like NewYork with 1 click of a Button just because you are afraid of defeat
Pafungei ipapo imi Vavharadhimiyo Phutini

rtgs 2 months ago

go Putin go were rallying behind you


nuclear war is deadly 2 months ago

repent for the Lord is coming

flames 2 months ago

the last days are drawing nigh... ashes in America...

dispenser 2 months ago

release yr weapons , that wld be e end of e world and possibly God 's time. Particularly hear in Zimbabwe we have suffered more than tomuch bz of hunger and desperation.The only thing some of us ,wc we can't do is to commit suicide.

tru 1 month ago

no the will destroy their land and then came to africa a concur it and make it thiers and you will suffer more 🤣🤣🤣 woke up slaves again to these whites.

Mai 4 2 months ago

God forbid wooo

Joe Biden 2 months ago

wakufarisa Putin ur days are numbered even Saddam aimboti scud missiles ake anopedza masports bt takangomuuraya so be careful and be warned uchafira mahara

1 month ago

Scud missile is an out dated Russian technology from the 1940s which was discontinued ..Sadam was just a small fish.

UN 2 months ago

World war inonakidza veduwe, umwe atozira kuZim, muZimba achitizira kuItaly, muItalian achitizira kuMoza, muMosqeni achitizira kuIndia, muIndia achitira kuUzumba Marambapfungwe. God has his own way of flushing and resetting the earth to its default kkk

Liquidator 1 month ago

@ UN 🤣🤣🤣🤣

pastor 2 months ago

check these events in the Scriptures were Christ prophecised about this. Matt 24

Sorojena 2 months ago's just arrogance of megalomania, he's got no balls for that war game, by the time he would think of striking the nuke button, the western defence system would already be activated, missiles would emerge from all four corners of the earth from the deep seas aimed at Moscow.. Asatambe nema cow boy vanowuraya, vana Osama, varipi as we talk right now.⚰️

Billey 2 months ago

@pastor. thank you, zvakanzi anorava ngacherechedze magwaro, nokuti muchanzva zvokurwa neguhu, vazhinji vachatizira kumakomo asi mitumbi yavo ichava nyama yamagora..saka dzidzai pamuonde mufananidzo wawo kt kana muchiina mashizha awo achitanga kutunga zivai kt zhizha rave pedyo. Saka kana moona izvozvi zvoitika zivai kt kuguma kwasvedera asi kuchigere kusvika..Matt 24


It is the mental stabilisation of Putin's "upstairs" I am worried of. I personally see Putin as not just threatening, but he is likely to put his threats into action if he is cornered.

To show his anger even in death, he snubbed the burial of the late Gorbachev, who is accused of inducing the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

My observation is that China and India have handled the Ukraine/Russia conflict better than our poor Zimbabwe.

While these Russian friends may sympathise with it, they have openly advised Russia to stop the war and engage in dialogue.

Zimbabwe has gone guns blazing in full support of the Russians. Zimbabwe may live to rue its political immaturity in the near future.



Yours truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

mhofu 2 months ago

don't forget the west enslaved colonised & butchers AFRICANS. . .....PUTIN (ussr) trained & armed AFRICANS to liberate from the west. PUTIN is our friend. Down with the west. Long live Russia. Bring back the SOVIET UNION.

flames 2 months ago

last days are drawing nigh...ashes in America...

Kule Kule 2 months ago

vacho vasina pekuvanda kana chekufuka ndivozve vano kuziridza benzi iro kkkkk vazukuru vangu ava soo

zelensky 2 months ago

defend your country Putin mawest anojaiirira

Putin Fan 2 months ago

Putin putitsa varikuda kukujairira avo ...after all tese tichangofa Saka dai wagara watokandira iri America chaiyo bcz ndiyo honzero.

me 2 months ago

and you hear someone saying the bible is fake yet all this was prophecied about in the bible maEartheist should repent now quickly

377 1 month ago

political games aimed at destroying 90% of the world's population. nato na Putin varipamwe pakuparadza vanhu. musavaterera ma agents e nwo.

Felix 1 month ago

ma satanists aya

1 month ago

Russia has been preparing for this that's why they have the best air defense systems s400, s500 and s550

Butros Butros Gali 1 month ago

Thank you Putin, teach the Americans a lesson.Your God is a God of war.Fear not.God will teach your hands to war and your fingers to fight.

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