With his invasion of Ukraine continuing to sputter out of control, Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned frantic and frightened.
The abysmal morale of his troops, combined with the severe lack of success that the Russian army has provided, has the Kremlin on the ropes. Putin, in turn, has become outlandishly obsessed with the possibility of using nuclear weapons to turn the tide of the war, (or to scare other world leaders from offering assistance to Ukraine), and his latest comments on the subject have alarmed his French counterpart.
VLADIMIR Putin sparked alarm among Western leaders when he referenced the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuke attacks in a chilling call with French President Emmanuel Macron.Advertisement - story continues below
The deranged Russian leader allegedly told Macron that the bombings – which led to the end of WWII – showed that “you don’t need to attack the major cities in order to win”.
The threats were being taken rather seriously.
The chilling warning comes as Putin ramps up threats about using a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine to counter losses on the battlefield.
According to the source, Macron was left “distinctly alarmed” by the comment.Advertisement - story continues below
“It sounded like a very heavy hint that Putin might detonate a tactical nuclear weapon in the east of Ukraine, while leaving Kyiv intact. That appeared to be the thrust of his remarks,” they said, according to the Daily Mail.
Putin appeared to have been backing away from his atomic rhetoric last week, but this latest warning seems to prove that the global community possibly misconstrued his intentions.