Zelensky warns to ‘be ready’ for a nuclear attack by Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that the world ought to be ready for Russian President Vladimir Putin to use nuclear weapons, The Daily Wire reports

Zelensky issued the warning during the recent interview that he did on CNN’s State of the Union with host Jake Tapper.

“Tactical nuclear weapons”

At one point during the interview, Tapper asked Zelensky how far he thought that Putin and the Russians were willing to go in their war against Ukraine.

Tapper, in the process, brought up a recent remark from CIA Director William Burns. Burns had suggested that, given the setbacks that Russia has had in its attempt to overtake Ukraine, Putin might be willing to resort to using nuclear weapons.

“None of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons,” Burns said.

Accordingly, Tapper asked Zelensky: “The director of the CIA warned that he’s worried Putin might use a tactical nuclear weapon in this fight. Are you worried?”

“Be ready”

Zelensky responded in the affirmative, but he added that the whole world ought to be worried.

“Not only me,” Zelensky said. “I think all of the world, all the countries have to be worried because you know it can be not real information, but it can be the truth,” Zelensky said.

He went on to highlight the fact that it can be hard to tell fact from fiction with the Russians. He also said that “for them, life of the people is nothing.” That’s when Zelensky told the world to “be ready.”

“That’s why we truly think — not be afraid, don’t be afraid,” Zelensky said. “Be ready, but that is not a question to Ukraine, and not only for Ukraine, for all the world. I think so.”

Threat stronger than the execution?

Russia’s Vladimir Putin certainly has not hesitated to threaten to use nuclear weapons, particularly against the West amid the support that the Western world has provided to Ukraine through its battle with Russia.

Another question altogether is whether Putin would actually follow through on these threats. Let’s hope we never find out, but Zelensky and others certainly think it is a real possibility.

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