Putin warns the United States: “They must avoid nuclear escalation, because from a technical-military point of view we would be ready”


By John

«From a military-technical point of view, Russia is ready for a nuclear war» if there is a threat to the Russian state, sovereignty or independence: the Russian president said so Vladimir Putin.
Speaking in an interview with Russian state television Rossiya 1 and the Ria Novosti agency, the Kremlin chief said he hoped the United States would avoid any escalation that could trigger a nuclear war, but stressed that Russian nuclear forces are ready. Asked whether he ever considered using nuclear weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine, Putin said there was no need. Putin has said he never considered using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. The use of nuclear power, he stated in a television interview, is envisaged only if the “existence” and “sovereignty and independence” of Russia are endangered.