Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have been dismissed as empty rhetoric.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a prime adviser to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, has urged Western international locations to disregard the threats made by the Russian warmonger after the Kremlin claimed that the provision of extra American and European weapons to Ukraine might spark a nuclear struggle.
Podolyak informed The Occasions newspaper: “Putin is just not able to press the crimson button. Any use of nuclear weapons, even tactical ones, will result in the inevitable demise of most Russian political elite. They perceive this very properly.”
The adviser claimed that Moscow had obtained a “clear warning” from different international powers that it could face “instant retribution” if it launched a nuclear strike on Ukraine, though he didn’t specify which international locations had issued the warning.
Putin allies Vyacheslav Volodin and Dmitry Medvedev have each advised that Russia won’t be afraid to resort to nuclear weapons however Podolyak has insisted that these are empty threats.
He mentioned: “The Russian political elite needs to frighten different international locations however on the identical time they need to have a assured lifetime of luxurious.
“I might advocate paying much less consideration to the feedback of individuals like Volodin and Medvedev. Their goal is to sow panic in Europe.”