Russian President Putin Vladimir denied using nuclear weapons in the war between Ukraine and Russia.
At a conference of international foreign policy experts, Putin said it’s pointless for Russia to strike Ukraine with nuclear weapons. “We see no need for that,” Putin said. “There is no point in that, neither political nor military.”
Putin said an earlier warning of his readiness to use “all means available to protect Russia” didn’t amount to nuclear saber-rattling but was merely a response to Western statements about their possible use of atomic weapons.
Furthermore, Putin, who sent his troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, has cast Western support for Ukraine as part of broad efforts by Washington and its allies to enforce its will upon others through a rules-based world order. He argued that the world has reached a turning point when “the West is no longer able to dictate its will to humankind but still tries to do it, and the majority of nations no longer want to tolerate it.”
There were different received from the president of America Joe Biden after his conference on not using nuclear weapons.
“I think if he has no intention, why does he keep talking about it? Why does he talk about the ability to use a tactical nuclear weapon?” Biden told NewsNation in an interview late Thursday in Syracuse, New York.
“He’s been very dangerous with how he’s approached this, and he should just get out he could end this all, get out of Ukraine,” Biden added.
The president was responding to comments made by the Russian leader in a typically grandiose speech Thursday that lasted more than three hours and covered topics ranging from culture wars to the Kremlin’s invasion of its neighbor.