So far, there is no practical evidence
The CIA takes Putin’s nuclear threat seriously
Burns, the CIA boss, fears that the Kremlin leadership under President Putin may be too distrustful to the point of exploding tactical nuclear weapons in the face of military defeats in Ukraine. However, so far he has not seen any definite signs of such a task.
Given Russia’s military backlash in Ukraine, the potential threat to Russia’s use of tactical atomic bombs, according to CIA President Bill Burns, should not be taken lightly. The head of the U.S. State Intelligence Service at a university in the state said Moscow had used threatening gestures when issuing reports on its increased readiness for nuclear weapons, but had so far seen little practical evidence of US troop movements or military arrangements. Georgia.
Referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Burns said: “Given the potential frustration of President Putin and the Russian leadership, no one can underestimate the threat of using tactical or low-yielding nuclear weapons. Burns said.
Tactical nuclear weapons are understood to be nuclear weapons, whose radius and explosive power are considerably less than strategic nuclear weapons. They can theoretically be used in battle as a powerful alternative to conventional weapons. The CIA chief said that US President Joe Biden was pursuing his policy of “trying to avoid a third world war, to avoid a threshold from which … a nuclear conflict is possible”.
The President therefore made it clear that neither the US nor NATO would intervene directly in the war in Ukraine. At the start of the war in Ukraine, Putin was increasingly wary of Russia’s defensive weapons, raising concerns in the West about Moscow’s potential nuclear weapons programs. Russia counts its nuclear weapons on these weapons.
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