Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavril Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the … Read more

Putin speech: Russia announces immediate ‘partial mobilization’ of citizens for its offensive in Ukraine

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens in an escalation of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine and pledged to use “all means” to defend the country and its people. “Our country also has various means of destruction and in some components more modern than those of the NATO … Read more

Russia threatens new nuclear deployments if Sweden, Finland join NATO

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s Prime Minister. Andrew Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia says a nuclear-free Baltic region would no longer be possible if Finland and Sweden join NATO, alluding to additional nuclear deployments in Europe. “There can be no more talk of any nuclear-free status for the Baltic – the balance must be restored,” … Read more