Biden Promises Swift Action If Putin Uses Nuclear Weapons

( The possible use of nuclear weapons in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has prompted a strong warning from the United States to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In his first interview with 60 Minutes since his election, President Joe Biden appeared on this Sunday’s episode with Scott Pelley. Pelley questioned him about Russia’s possible use of “chemical or tactical nuclear weapons” if their backs are against the wall and they face humiliating defeats after its invasion.

The reply from Biden was direct.

The president commanded, “Don’t. Don’t. Don’t.” Unlike anything since World War II, “you will change the face of war.”

When Pelley asked Biden for specifics regarding the American response to such actions, Biden replied that he would not provide any information even if he knew it. He simply emphasized how “consequential” the answer would be.

In the meantime, the Kremlin responded to Biden’s caution that Putin should avoid using WMD. Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesperson, advised reporters to “read the doctrine” on Saturday.

According to the nation’s nuclear doctrine, nuclear weapons may be used if “aggression against Russia or its ally with the use of mass destruction weapons” or if the state is threatened with its very survival.

Russia began its military campaign in Ukraine in late February, claiming that ethnic Russians in the secessionist Donbas region were being mistreated based on flimsy evidence. The response by Ukrainian forces throughout the intervening six months has stopped Russia from seizing control of important cities, including the capital Kyiv, and has resulted in several significant setbacks.

A host on a state-run news program in Russia encouraged the president to create a strategy for nuclear strikes against NATO forces on Thursday.

Igor Korotchenko, the host, stated that it seems that the time has come for Russia to conduct drills simulating the use of tactical nuclear weapons. He said they shouldn’t be scrambling to figure out what to do when faced with nuclear blackmail from NATO.

Korotchenko said he proposed that a nuclear planning ground be established under the Security Council to determine Russia‚Äôs goals and objectives, including the eventuality that we must react in this way and which of NATO’s critical infrastructure facilities to target, which units and headquarters may be targets for a strike since we will soon be issued with a direct nuclear ultimatum by the NATO alliance.