NewsU.S. warns Russia of consequences for nuclear threats amid Ukraine crisis

U.S. warns Russia of consequences for nuclear threats amid Ukraine crisis

Putin's threats. The State Department of the USA responds.
Putin's threats. The State Department of the USA responds.
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2:37 AM EST, March 1, 2024

During a press conference, Matthew Miller addressed the Russian president's Thursday speech, in which Putin once again threatened the West. "This is not the first time we've encountered irresponsible rhetoric from Vladimir Putin," remarked the State Department spokesperson.

"This is not appropriate behavior for the leader of a country armed with nuclear weapons. We have communicated to Russia in the past, privately and directly, the consequences of using nuclear weapons. However, there are no indications that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely," Miller added.

Putin issues another global threat

In his Thursday speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared, "Western countries must understand that we too have weapons capable of striking targets within their territory."

"All this seriously threatens a conflict involving nuclear weapons and the potential destruction of civilization. Do they not comprehend the gravity of this situation?" Putin inquired. He referenced statements French President Emmanuel Macron made concerning the potential deployment of NATO troops to Ukraine.

Putin warned that the consequences would be dire since Russia possesses the capability to target NATO countries with its weapons.
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