The leader of a country that is ready to terrorize millions of people said on Monday that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, and such a war should never begin.
According to Reuters, the Kremlin elder said this in a letter to the participants of the conference on the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) .
International concern about the risk of a nuclear confrontation intensified after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Then, in his speech, Putin pointedly referred to the Russian nuclear arsenal and warned outside forces against any attempt to interfere. And it will lead you to consequences that you have never experienced in your history,” — he said.
Days later, he ordered Russia's nuclear forces put on high alert.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in March that nuclear conflict was now possible again.< /p>
Politicians in both Russia and the United States have spoken publicly about the risk of World War III. CIA Director William Burns said in April that, given Russia's setbacks in Ukraine, “none of us can take lightly the threat posed by the potential use of tactical or low-yield nuclear weapons.”
< p>Russia, whose military doctrine allows the use of nuclear weapons in the event of an existential threat to the Russian state, has accused the West of waging a “proxy war” against it; by arming Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Moscow.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich