Russians discussed possibility of nuclear bombs in Ukraine: report

Russian commanders discussed how and when nuclear weapons could be used in Ukraine last month, according to US officials.

The dark conversations took place just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that he was open to using weapons of mass destruction, CBS News reported.

“When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal,” the Russian strongman said in September – before his fake annexation declaring that a fifth of Ukraine was “Russia.”

U.S. officials did not provide CBS with any details about the alleged plans to use nuclear weapons, nor were those plans detailed in a report by the New York Times, the first news outlet to break the news. story.

But last month, Western officials publicly dismissed Moscow’s claims that Ukraine was planning to detonate a dirty bomb – a conventional explosive that releases radioactive material – on its own territory, and expressed fears that the Kremlin is trying to to fabricate an excuse for its own nuclear escalation.

Russian military leaders reportedly discussed how and when to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine last month.
Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
The talks came weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted he was open to using a nuclear weapon.
The talks came weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted he was open to using a nuclear weapon.
Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

At the time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of planning a radioactive false flag operation.

“If Russia calls and says Ukraine is supposed to prepare something, it means one thing: Russia has already prepared all this,” he said.

The sources did not say that Putin himself was part of the nuclear conversation, and there was no indication that a plan to use weapons of mass destruction was finally drawn up.

Putin said last week that he saw "it's not necessary" for using nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Putin said last week that he “sees no need” to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The Kremlin recently backtracked on its most escalating nuclear rhetoric, declaring last week that Russia had no intention of using a nuclear weapon in Ukraine.

“We don’t see the need for it,” Putin said of nuclear weapons at an international affairs conference in Russia on Friday. “It makes no sense, political or military.”

New York Post

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