September 24, 2022

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US President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin not to use strategic nuclear or chemical weapons in the wake of the setbacks in Ukraine in a CBS News interview that aired on Sunday.

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Ukraine’s military repelled Russian forces in an electric shock to the country’s northeast this week, putting Putin under pressure from nationalists at home to re-initiate.

Putin has warned that Moscow will respond more strongly if it puts further pressure on its troops, raising concerns that it may at some point use unconventional means such as small nuclear or chemical weapons.

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Asked by a “60 Minutes” reporter what he would say to Putin if he were considering using such weapons, Biden said: “Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. It’s been since World War I.” Unlike anything will change the face of war. Two,” in a clip of the interview released by CBS on Saturday.

Biden said the US response would be “consequential,” but declined to give details. “Russia will become more of a pariah in the world than ever before,” Biden said. “Depending on the extent of what they do will determine what the reaction will be.”

Russian government officials have rejected Western suggestions that Moscow would use strategic nuclear weapons in Ukraine, but this remains a concern for some in the West.

In a speech announcing the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Putin gave an evasive but unmistakable warning that if the West intervened in a “special military operation” it might use nuclear weapons in retaliation.

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“No matter who tries to stand in our way or … poses a threat to our country and our people, they must know that Russia will respond immediately, and the consequences will be as if you have done all you can.” Never seen in history,” he said. Said according to the Kremlin translation.

Other options for Putin could include mobilizing Russia’s reserves, which number around 2 million, and by freezing the sector by banning all energy exports this winter, slamming Ukraine for reinforcing Russia with Europe. put pressure on.