US warns Russia of ‘catastrophic’ nuclear attack in Ukraine: According to senior US officials, the US informally warned Russia of “catastrophic” repercussions if it used nuclear weapons during the invasion of Ukraine.
In a speech on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to deploy nuclear weapons in response to Ukrainian achievements on the ground. He also announced the call-up of reservists.
In an interview aired on Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged rumors. That the United States had privately warned Russia to avoid nuclear conflict.
Blinken said, “We have been very direct with the Russians publicly and. As well as personally, to stop the loose language about nuclear weapons.”
“Moscow needs to hear from us and understand that the implications would be terrible. And we’ve been quite clear about that “said Blinken.
Any nuclear weapons would be disastrous not just for the nation utilizing them but also for many other countries.
In a different interview on Sunday, Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to President Joe Biden, said that the United States had warned Russia at “extremely high levels” about the “catastrophic implications” of deploying nuclear weapons.
On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sullivan said that the United States and its allies will “act forcefully.”
What it would involve has been made plain and detailed by us.
The two countries with the most nuclear weapons in the world are Russia and the United States. Still, apart from the potential to destroy the earth, Russian military doctrine supports the employment of tactical nuclear weapons to drive back an opponent.
When questioned about Putin‘s remarks at a press conference on Saturday at the UN. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow’s policy “is an open text.”
Except for the United States, no nation has ever used nuclear weapons on the battlefield. In 1945, the US obliterated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 200,000 people. Days later, Imperial Japan surrendered, ending World War II.