Putin on nuclear weapons: ‘Threat is growing’ | USA TODAY #Shorts

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s nuclear arsenal is a “means of protection” and that the “threat [of nuclear war] is growing” during a meeting with his Human Rights Council.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the disputed annexation of Ukrainian territories Wednesday as a crucial military victory, saying it has made the Sea of Azov an inland sea for Russia. The Sea of Azov borders Ukraine and Russia, but Putin illegally annexed land on Ukraine's side. Putin, speaking with members of his Human Rights Council, said even Peter the Great fought for access to the sea centuries ago.

And he said the recent sham referendums in the annexed territories proved residents want to be part of Russia. Still, Putin acknowledged the "special military operation'' he refuses to call a war "could be a lengthy process.”

Putin dismissed concerns that he would use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, calling them a deterrent. He has said Russia will use “all available means” to protect its territory, including the annexed areas of Ukraine. “We haven’t gone mad," he said Wednesday. "We are fully aware of what nuclear weapons are."

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    1. They already won Ukraine is a mass graveyard they won’t be rebuilding any condos on top of body parts.

    2. @charlotteg.2994  Already won, Ukraine is a mass graveyard. Smoke from missiles and aebestos is so bad it is even lung cancer central in Ukraine and Poland. Not to mention, the Western world had to drop their global warming bs and pick up shevels of dirty coal to keep warm this winter. After they their sanctions on Russia blew up in their own faces. Nothing about what we are seeing is a win for Ukraine or their proxies NATO.

  1. Ah. I figured as much. Defense is the best offense.
    His argument is he doesnt need to use the nuke and likely wont be the first to use it.

    I see america being the first to use it.
    We do everything horrible all for “a just cause”

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