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NATO responds to Putin's latest nuclear weapon threats

NATO responds to Putin's latest nuclear weapon threats Deputy NATO Secretary General Mircea Geoană (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Representatives of the Russian Federation have been constantly threatening with nuclear weapons for the past two years, but it's about psychological intimidation rather than actual intentions, states NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană.

"We have seen such use of nuclear threats by Russian leaders for at least two years since the war in Ukraine began. And this comes from a nuclear superpower like Russia," the statement reads.

According to him, this is extremely irresponsible because, when possessing such weapons, restraint is also necessary. NATO believes that this is part of their arsenal for psychological pressure and intimidation.

Putin is bluffing

Geoană has said that the statements of the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are based on the logic of psychological intimidation rather than real intentions.

"We do not see a direct threat of Russia using such weapons. However, such statements are very dangerous as they undermine trust in the field of nuclear weapons. Russia knows the consequences of such a development," says the NATO Deputy Secretary General.

Geoană also adds that this is largely the same arrogant way of attacking the West and describing the war that Putin started in Ukraine as a "war of civilizations," or to justify the claim that the West is supposedly trying to destroy Russia, which NATO called complete nonsense.

What Putin said

Yesterday, February 29, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

The Kremlin chief, in particular, began to boast about the weapons Russia has, including missiles capable of carrying a nuclear payload. He threatened to "demonstrate" the intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat, allegedly capable of flying 18 thousand kilometers.

At the State Department, it was said that the US had already warned Russia about the consequences of using nuclear weapons. Threats from the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are irresponsible.

More details about the weapons that Putin mentioned in his speech are in the material of RBC-Ukraine.