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 “world 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 world 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 the usage of nuclear weapons on Ukraine could have extreme penalties, in keeping with an announcement 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 world peace and safety in danger. We reaffirm that any use of chemical, organic or nuclear weapons by Russia could 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 have now 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 the usage of tactical nuclear weapons or organic or chemical weapons.” It’s because, Biden mentioned, “his army 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 method out? The place does he discover himself able that he doesn’t solely lose face however lose important energy inside Russia?”
In response to a pool report, Biden instructed attendees on the occasion, “I do not assume there may be 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 does not management, and with the call-up of 300,000 reservists to strengthen his flagging invasion.
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