The United States is considering military responses if Russian President Vladimir Putin were to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, according to defense officials.
The United States has told Russia that there will be “irreparable” consequences if it exercises its nuclear weapons following setbacks in its war in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently renewed his threats to attack nations with weapons of mass destruction. He escalated the conflict by mobilizing military reservists and moving to annex occupied areas that are staging voting to join Russia.
This is newsworthy because it represents a shift in US policy towards Russia. Previously, the US has been reluctant to get involved militarily in Ukraine. However, if Putin were to use nuclear weapons, that would be a game-changer.
Since launching his invasion in March, Putin has made a host of nuclear threats against Ukraine and the West as a whole. But last week, he significantly intensified Russia’s operations, indicating that he was more determined to escalate than to accept battlefield defeat.
In an address to his country last Wednesday, Putin stated that if the “territorial integrity” of Russia were endangered, “we undoubtedly would resort to all the means at our disposal” to fight back and it s not a bluff.
With his mobilization call facing a backlash and Kyiv’s ambitions to become more forceful following its sudden counteroffensive, two high-ranking U.S. officials said Sunday that Washington has made it clear to Moscow just how severe a retaliation it would be if a nuclear power launched an attack on its soil. This would also include if Russian nuclear weapon detonation in Ukraine and its nuclear fallout were to create a catastrophic disaster across the border on a NATO member state such as Poland.
The US is still assessing the situation and has not made a final decision on what course of action to take. But defense officials say that all options are on the table, including military responses.
Blinken, Antony, echoed similar language in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes”. “It is imperative that Moscow hear from us and know that the consequences would be disastrous, and we’ve made that quite clear,” he told the BBC, continuing, The response would be “catastrophic” without providing explanation of what it would be.
This is a developing story and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.
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