Russia’s defeat in Ukraine may force President Vladimir Putin to use a tactical atomic bomb with low destructive power
The United States has warned of a possible nuclear war after Russia hinted at the possibility of using nuclear weapons if Finland and Sweden join NATO.
The head of the CIA, William Burns, stressed that there is a core Russian military doctrine called “Increasing Tensions to Reduce Tensions”, according to which Russia can overtake nuclear weapons with destructive power when the classic confrontation with the West comes to a standstill. Use less.
The Ukraine war has now turned into a confrontation between Russia and the West, and Moscow is gradually losing hope of winning the war. But is Russia using the atomic bomb to break the deadlock, a move that Washington has strongly warned against?
Concerns about nuclear war
The head of the CIA did not rule out the possibility of such a war and stressed that “Russia’s defeat in Ukraine may force President Vladimir Putin to use a tactical atomic bomb with low destructive power.”
“Given the failure of Russia’s military goals and plans in Ukraine, Putin and other Russian leaders and commanders may resort to nuclear tactical weapons to overcome such a situation, and we must take such a threat seriously and be prepared to face it,” Burns said. “Let’s be with it.”
He said US security and intelligence agencies were concerned about the situation, and that US President Joe Biden was “deeply concerned” about the outbreak of World War III and the possibility of a nuclear confrontation.
Raising the Ukrainian flag next to the NATO emblem and the EU flag
NATO enters the war
“NATO is likely to go to war to support and defend Ukraine,” Burns said of a possible Western response in the event of such a scenario.
Russia has put its nuclear power on full alert since launching a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24. However, the United States was not too concerned at the time and considered the possibility of using nuclear weapons unlikely.
But concerns about the possibility of war and a nuclear confrontation have grown since Russia threatened to deploy nuclear weapons in the Baltic region if Sweden and Finland join NATO.