The threat of nuclear war is “rising”. This was stated by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, speaking via video link at a meeting of the Human Rights Council, according to Russian media reports. “Russia considers nuclear weapons a response to an attack“, continued the president, highlighting how his country does not have “tactical nuclear weapons in other countries unlike the United States”. “We are not talking about using nuclear weapons”, he added, underlining that “Russia has not gone mad and that “we have the most advanced weapons, but we don’t want to wield them.”
”It makes no sense to talk about a new mobilization in Ukraine” and evaluate the recall of further reservists, the Russian president declared. 300,000 Russians have been enlisted in what Moscow has defined as a “partial mobilization” and 150,000 have been deployed in Ukraine for what Putin and his associates call a “special military operation”, and of these 77,000 are in units of fighting.
Russia will continue its “consistent struggle for its national interests.” It will do so in “various ways”, first by “peaceful means”, but if it doesn’t work, it will”with all available meansPutin said.
“The special military operation” in Ukraine “it can become a long process“, according to the Russian leader, “but the emergence of new territories is a significant achievement for Russia, the Sea of \u200b\u200bAzov has become an internal sea, even Peter I had fought for access to this sea.” “Most of all” , continued Putin, “the people who live there are with us and they are in the millions, this is the most important result”.
Putin finally stated that in Poland there are “nationalist elements” who dream of take back the former Polish territories today part of western Ukraine.