On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied having any plans to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. However, he said that the West’s stated attempts to establish global dominance are bound to fail.
Putin said it would be futile for Russia to use nuclear weapons to attack Ukraine while speaking at a gathering of worldwide specialists on foreign policy.
“We see no need for that,” Putin said.
“There is no point in that, neither political nor military,” Putin added.
Putin claimed that his earlier threat to use “all means available to safeguard Russia” was not intended to be taken as nuclear saber-rattling but rather as a response to Western pronouncements regarding the use of nuclear weapons by those in power.
He specifically brought up Liz Truss’ August statement that she would be prepared to deploy nuclear weapons if she were the prime minister of Britain, which he claimed alarmed the Kremlin.
Putin accused the US and its allies of seeking to impose their rules on other countries in a “dangerous, brutal, and ugly” game of dominance in a lengthy address full of rants against them.
Putin, who deployed his troops into Ukraine on February 24, has claimed that Washington and its allies are using a rules-based international order to impose their will on others.
He claimed that “the West is no longer able to dictate its will to humankind, but still attempts to do so, and the majority of nations no longer wish to tolerate it” and that the world has reached a turning point.
He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind, the Russian leader said, adding that Western actions will cause further turmoil.
“Humanity today faces a choice: collect a burden of problems that will inevitably crush us all, or strive to develop answers that may not be ideal, but may work and could make the world more stable and secure,” stated Putin.
The Russian leader reiterated Moscow’s unsupported claim that Ukraine was planning a false flag strike with a radioactive dirty bomb that it would attempt to blame on Russia without providing any supporting proof.
Ukraine asserted that Russia might manufacture the bogus charge to cover its potential conspiracy to explode a dirty bomb.
Ukraine fiercely rejected the allegation, and its Western partners denounced it as “transparently false.”