Vladimir Putin is mostly bluffing when he threatens to use nuclear weapons. The probability that he will give such an order is very low.
About it in the interview “Voice of America” said Bellingcat investigative journalist Hristo Grozev.
He noted that Russia’s nuclear arsenal has not been inspected for years, and therefore has a very high risk of “not functioning properly.”
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“But no one can tell us or the Kremlin how much of this arsenal can still be safely used. The most important thing for me has always been the expected risk that Putin will give the order to activate the nuclear arsenal. Especially at a time when Putin is weak, officers are unlikely to obey such an order. Because a weak Putin will not be able to offer them protection from a future tribunal or future justice, or even moral condemnation. So I think Putin is mostly bluffing when he says he will use nuclear weapons. The probability that he will give an indication of its use is very low.– believes Grozev.
We will remind you that Vladimir Putin announced the mobilization in Russia from September 21. He also stated that if “territorial integrity” is threatened, Russia will use “all means at its disposal.”
Volodymyr Zelensky does not believe that Putin will be able to use nuclear weapons.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons was “dangerous and reckless rhetoric.”
Joe Biden also commented on the threats of the President of the Russian Federation.