If Russians go nuclear they would be signing their own death certificates, say military analysts

While continuing its armed assault on the battlefields of Donbas, the Kremlin is boosting its attacks against Ukraine on the information front as well. Russian propaganda’s continuing dehumanization of Ukraine and the West, which backs the Ukrainian defense efforts, is being used to justify increasingly radical methods in the Kremlin’s so-called “special military operation.”
During one of the briefing in may by Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the top officials said that the United States was preparing provocations in order to “accuse Russia of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.”

According to the Ministry, “sabotage is possible at chemical and biological facilities in Kharkiv and Kyiv or at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,” and will be accompanied by tens of thousands of civilian casualties.

Knowing the Russian authorities’ modus operandi of blaming others for what they plan to do themselves, such baldly articulated allegations raised the level of concern among many observers, especially given that Ukrainian experts have previously noted the real likelihood that Russia will use nuclear or chemical weapons in Ukraine. Weeks later, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief, William Burns, expressed the same concerns.

At the start of the year, alongside themes about “a peaceful Russia that is not planning to invade Ukraine,” Kremlin propagandists openly discussed the need to seize other countries and the possibility of destroying the West with nuclear weapons.

Now the rhetoric of “being forced into a special operation” and claims that “America has drawn Russia into this war,” thus destroying the current world order, are promoted in tandem with the opposite statement that the destruction of the “Anglo-Saxon world order” is “Russia’s historic mission.”

Kremlin propagandists explicitly claim they are not at war with Ukraine but with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Yet at the same time, they contend that “almost the entire Ukrainian people are infected with Nazism” who, therefore, must undergo a total de-Ukrainization and a complete reformatting of their national identity.

If Putin’s nuclear blackmail, which has so far prevented the West from taking an active military part in Russia’s war against Ukraine, succeeds this time, he will use it every time, Garry Kasparov writes. Moreover, the argument that “we cannot allow a third world war to start” sounds absolutely meaningless when the war is already underway. If Putin’s nuclear blackmail, which has so far prevented the West from taking an active military part in Russia’s war against Ukraine, succeeds this time, he will use it every time, Garry Kasparov writes. Moreover, the argument that “we cannot allow a third world war to start” sounds absolutely meaningless when the war is already underway. Putin’s nuclear blackmail against Ukraine has been working so far
I cannot say with certainty that Putin will not use nuclear weapons. But we must answer the question: could our concessions to Putin reduce the risk of it? Any concession to the dictator only emboldens him. Today, Putin is using nuclear blackmail as his last ace in this card game. And if his blackmail works this time–and it has been working so far–then it means that he will start using this card to win every time. Only next time it will be used on the territory of Poland or Estonia. And then the West will face a dilemma: either dissolve itself and end the historical path of Western civilization to yield to demands of the thug who has nuclear weapons, or enter into a military confrontation that will be under much worse conditions than now.

putin’s nuclear threat can be brilliantly dismantled by explaining the West’s response to a nuke will be . Robert Fox, who is the defence editor of the London Evening Standard, told LBC’s Matthew Wright that St Petersburg and Moscow would be wiped out within 90 seconds if the Russian leader actually launched nuclear missiles. This comes as Putin repeatedly uses the threat of nuclear war to warn the West and NATO against intervening in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

If Russians go nuclear they would be signing their own death certificates, say military analysts

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