Putin Warns The West That Russia Is Prepared For Nuclear Conflict

(NewsReady.com) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened nuclear war over the last few years. The authoritarian leader has now, once again, indicated his country is ready to use nukes if necessary.

Putin is up for reelection this week. The election will take place from March 15-17, and he’s expected to win again. On March 13, the Russian leader sat down for an interview on state television. The journalist asked Putin if he was ready for nuclear war if it came down to it.

The longtime leader said, “From a military-technical point of view, we are, of course, ready.” Putin explained that his country has a “more modern” nuclear arsenal than any other country. He claimed Western nations are modernizing their own arsenals.

Putin said that just because his arsenal is ready doesn’t mean that the world is headed toward nuclear war. He told the reporter that he thinks President Joe Biden has enough experience to understand the dangers of an escalation.

The Russian president’s comments come amid a controversy relating to NATO troops in Ukraine. In February, French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters there was no agreement between NATO countries as to whether they should send troops into Ukraine. He went on to say the possibility shouldn’t be “excluded” and that they would do whatever was possible to keep Russia from winning the war.

Other NATO members rejected Macron’s remarks and made it clear there was no plan to send troops into Ukraine. Macron didn’t back down. He said that he didn’t just make an off-the-cuff remark. He told reporters that every word he says “is weighed, thought through, and measured.”

Putin addressed the idea of NATO troops fighting in Ukraine during his annual State of the Nation address. He said Western nations risk nuclear war if they send their militaries to that Eastern European country.

However, Putin did stress that he doesn’t believe that is going to happen.

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