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Russian nuclear blackmail – a new phase of global threat

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In the context of ongoing geopolitical tensions, the Russian Federation under the leadership of Vladimir Putin has resorted to a new tactic in its arsenal of state terror – outright nuclear blackmail. This strategy not only reinforces existing threats, but also expands their geographical boundaries, bringing the whole of Europe and other parts of the world into the potential strike zone.

Escalation of rhetoric

Putin’s rhetoric about the possibility of using nuclear weapons has moved from the relatively limited context of the Ukrainian war to broader threats to the Western world. These actions are aimed at intimidation and an attempt to demonstrate force, but the actual readiness to implement them remains questionable. According to the latest data from the Pentagon, there have been no changes in the combat readiness of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, which may indicate a bluff in the Kremlin administration’s attempts.

Ukrainian intelligence also confirms that Russia’s nuclear blackmail is now a farce

“At the moment, we are not seeing anything new, except for the information effect and statements. All the necessary information is being collected, and both the Ukrainian special services and the entire free world are working on this. Nuclear blackmail is a stable practice of the Putin regime. There is no epoch-making news here.”

Representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Andriy Yusov

Reaction of the international community

The international community’s response so far has been characterized by restraint and appeasement, which, according to analysts, only reinforces Putin’s aggressive intentions. And tougher measures are clearly needed to deter Russian aggression.

Putin’s regime is, in principle, a factor of instability. And regardless of the course of the war in Ukraine, it will remain so as long as Russia and Putin exist. Today, the formal reason for rattling nuclear weapons is the transfer of arms to Ukraine, but tomorrow Putin will not like something else. In the end, no one in Ukraine ever saw the Nazis or even the war mosquitoes.

You cannot appease the aggressor, as this will always spiral into violence. And increase his appetites.

If Putin wants escalation, the world should give him escalation!

This includes diplomatic actions, such as expelling Russian diplomats, and increasing military support for Ukraine.

The Future of Russia’s Nuclear Strategy

The threats of a nuclear strike against Europe and America voiced by Russian officials may seem abstract, but they pose a real danger. This kind of rhetoric not only spoils international relations, but also increases the risk of a false nuclear conflict.

Nuclear blackmail from Russia is a critical threat that requires immediate and decisive action from world leaders. This is not just a game of words; it is a reality that the world must decide how best to deal with without resorting to the same methods of threats and intimidation.

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