NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “dangerous” rhetoric after he suggested Moscow could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
“This is dangerous and reckless nuclear rhetoric. It’s not new as he has done it many times before,” Stoltenberg said Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
NATO Chief added: “He knows very well that a nuclear war should never be fought and cannot be won, and it will have unprecedented consequences for Russia.”
This morning, Putin announced a partial mobilization in a TV address to the nation, highlighting the threats to the country’s existence posed by the West and the inevitable nature of the special military operation in Ukraine.
“NATO is conducting reconnaissance actually across the entire south of Russia in real-time, using advanced systems, aircraft and ships, satellites and strategic drones,” he indicated during his speech.
Nuclear blackmail has also begun to be used: “This involves not only the West-encouraged bombardments of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which may trigger a nuclear disaster but also the pronouncements by representatives of leading NATO countries about the possibility and the admissibility of using weapons of mass destruction against Russia.”
Meanwhile, the partial mobilization measures will take place on 21 September.