Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, said he doesn’t believe Vladimir Putin is lying when he asserts that Moscow would be willing to use nuclear weapons to protect Russia.
In a televised speech last week, the Russian president said that if its territorial integrity were in danger, Moscow would use “all possible measures” to defend Russia and its citizens.
“Look, maybe that was a bluff yesterday. Now that it may really occur, “Previously downplaying such warnings as nuclear blackmail, Mr. Zelensky told CBS News on Sunday.
Mr. Zelensky said, “I don’t believe he’s bluffing.”
According to the president of Ukraine, Russian attacks on or near two Ukrainian nuclear sites might be seen as “modern use of nuclear weapons or nuclear blackmail.”
During the Ukraine War, Kiev claims that Moscow frequently shelled the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and, more recently, launched a missile attack close to the Pivdennoukrainska Nuclear Power Plant.
Moscow denies bombarding the Zaporizhzhia facility and blames Kyiv for the incident. Regarding the Pivdennoukrainska strike, it made no remarks.