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Putin Asserts Russia’s Readiness for Nuclear War Amid Ukraine Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia remains fully prepared for a nuclear war, emphasizing its state of combat readiness amid the ongoing conflict with Ukraine. In an interview, Putin stated that while Russia is equipped from a military-technical standpoint, it is not currently hastening toward nuclear confrontation.

He underscored Russia’s policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons, indicating that their deployment is contingent upon threats to the country’s sovereignty. Despite the tensions, Putin highlighted that Russia has never found it necessary to employ nuclear weapons in Ukraine, underscoring the Kremlin’s commitment to strategic restraint despite heightened military posturing.