Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the Russian State Duma, has again begun to threaten the world with nuclear weapons. However, when the Russian authorities also resorted to nuclear threats in the past, their allies China and India warned against using such rhetoric.
This rhetoric has made a comeback in the last two weeks , and before Volodin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Dmitry Medvedev and even Patriarch Kirill began to threaten with nuclear weapons. About thisChannel 24 told political strategist Mikhail Sheitelman.
The reaction to the supply of weapons to Ukraine
According to him, Volodin threatens not for the first time. His deputy Pyotr Tolstoy said that “in the list of targets of the Russian nuclear forces, London is in first place.” a new package of weapons, the political strategist believes.
He drew parallels that this rhetoric returned just when the allies announced the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine. When the issue of providing Ukraine with HIMARS was being decided, the Russians also threatened with nuclear weapons.
“When the issue of providing Ukraine with Leopard tanks is being decided, they repeat their threats again. Obviously, this is a counterbalance to the supply of heavy tanks to Ukraine. They are trying to persuade West: let's not increase the escalation,” Sheitelman stressed.
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“Everyone understands that it exists in theory, but it no longer stops the West from supplying any weapons to Ukraine,” Mikhail Sheitelman stressed.
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- According to international investigators, Vladimir Putin has not abandoned the idea of using nuclear weapons. At the same time, the Russian dictator may consider the goal not Ukraine. Hristo Grozev, a journalist for the independent international intelligence community Bellingcat, reported that Putin is quite serious about launching a nuclear strike on Poland.
- Recently, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Russia must definitely lose in this war. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dimitri Medvedev responded to Scholz's words with yet another nuclear threat. He noted that the loss of a nuclear state in a conventional war could provoke the outbreak of a nuclear war.
- Russia has once again demonstrated that they are ready to destroy the world for the sake of the illusory plans of dictator Putin. In fact, the self-proclaimed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, stated that the Kremlin could decide to put pressure on the “red button”.