Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday mentioned that any direct contact or direct conflict of NATO troops with the Russian military would result in a “international disaster”.
Addressing the information convention in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, Putin mentioned, “In any case, direct contact, direct conflict of (NATO) troops with the Russian military is a really harmful transfer which might result in a worldwide disaster. I hope that those that are saying this are sensible sufficient to not take such a step.”
Earlier, Putin had warned that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russian territory after annexing 4 areas of Ukraine final month, a transfer which the UN this week condemned.
On Tuesday, Group of Seven (G7) nations warned that using nuclear weapons on Ukraine may have extreme penalties, in accordance with a press release launched by the White Home.
Leaders of G7 states (the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, the US, France, and Japan) mentioned, “We deplore deliberate Russian escalator steps, together with the partial mobilization of reservists and irresponsible nuclear rhetoric, which is placing international peace and safety in danger. We reaffirm that any use of chemical, organic or nuclear weapons by Russia can be met with extreme penalties.”
Earlier, US President Joe Biden spoke of nuclear “Armageddon” in a warning in regards to the escalation in Russia’s conflict in Ukraine throughout a speech on Thursday.
Biden warned of the “assault” on American establishments and talked of the specter of Russian President Vladimir Putin utilizing nuclear weapons, on the New York dwelling of James Murdoch, the son of media baron Rupert Murdoch.
“We’ve not confronted the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban missile disaster,” Biden mentioned in New York Metropolis.
At a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Marketing campaign Committee, Biden mentioned Putin is “not joking when he talks about using tactical nuclear weapons or organic or chemical weapons.” It’s because, Biden mentioned, “his navy is — you may say — considerably underperforming,”
“I am attempting to determine, what’s Putin’s off-ramp?” Biden mentioned. “The place does he discover a approach out? The place does he discover himself ready that he doesn’t solely lose face however lose vital energy inside Russia?”
In response to a pool report, Biden informed attendees on the occasion, “I do not assume there’s any such factor as the flexibility to simply use a tactical nuclear weapon and never find yourself with Armageddon.”
Putin has renewed his nuclear threats as he introduced the annexation of Ukrainian territory, a few of which Russia would not management, and with the call-up of 300,000 reservists to bolster his flagging invasion.
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