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U.N. WARNS: Possibility of Russian Nuclear War Has Escalated

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Nuclear war is now within the realm of possibility for Russia, Ukraine conflict.

Monday, March 14, 2022 — United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addressed the media to discuss serious issues involving Russia’s furthering advancement into Ukrainian territory. 

U.N. Secretary General Guterres alerted the nation that Russia has raised alert levels for its nuclear forces, which Guterres described as a “bone-chilling” development as cold-war type tensions build.

Gutterres explained,

"The prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility.”

“It is time to stop the horror unleashed on the people of Ukraine and get on the path of diplomacy and peace."

President Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said,

"The United States has not adjusted our nuclear posture, but it is something that we monitor day by day, hour by hour because it is a paramount priority to the president.”

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Only days after Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine, the Russian president ordered his nuclear deterrent forces to be placed on high alert, including moving the Russian nuclear arsenal toward a ‘ready’ position.

President Putin announced to the media that his decision was sparked by NATO’s eastward advancement, and the economic sanctions recently imposed by the United States and others, which Putin referred to as "illegitimate Western sanctions."

Putin said to his top advisors, 

"Dear colleagues, as you see, Western countries are not only taking hostile actions toward our country in the economic sphere — I am talking about the illegitimate sanctions everybody knows about.”

He added,

"But more importantly, senior officials of leading NATO countries make aggressive statements against our country. That is why I order the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff to put the deterrent forces of the Russian army in a special regime of duty.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called Putin's order "dangerous rhetoric."

Secretary Stoltenberg told reporters,

"If you combine this rhetoric with what they're doing on the ground in Ukraine, waging war against an independent sovereign nation, conducting a fully-fledged invasion of Ukraine, this adds to the seriousness of the situation.”

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The Russian government initially warned that there would be harsh retaliation for any nation that intervened on Ukraine's behalf. Putin made threats of a "strong" and a "painful" response from Moscow.

Joe Biden has also threatened to personally sanction Vladimir Putin as an individual, which Russian Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov responded to by saying,

"The imposition of sanctions against the head of state and against the head of Russia, I repeat once again, is an outrageous measure that is comparable to breaking off relations.”

“An adequate response will inevitably follow from Russia,” Peskov added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said last week that Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons is a "bluff,” but that has yet to be determined.

Retired General Kevin Ryan, former defense attaché to Russia, reported that he is very concerned about Putin's nuclear threats. Ryan explained that Putin could use a small nuclear weapon to keep NATO and the US out of Ukraine.

Former U.S. State Department official for Ukraine Jonathan Katz said,

"Putin is calculating right now, if this spills over into something more significant he may decide to use whatever weapon is at his disposal.”

"If he feels that this is going beyond Ukraine into these other spaces, including with NATO and the United States, I think all bets are off the table."

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Secretary General Stoltenberg made it apparent that NATO does not plan to back down. 

Stoltenberg says that Russia’s attack on Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe and he vowed that the alliance would defend “every inch” of NATO territory.

“We must respond with renewed resolve and even stronger unity," Stoltenberg told a news conference after conducting an emergency meeting of NATO ambassadors in Brussels.

Stoltenberg also made it clear that an attack on any single country in the NATO alliance will result in a reciprocal attack by all NATO members. 

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Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller said, "Now is the time to reinforce NATO's eastern flank. We expect such decisions to be taken," and that diplomatic missions in Ukraine would remain open "as long as possible."

As Putin advances the Russian military further into Ukraine, NATO is not stepping back, despite the tremendous threats which could affect the entire globe permanently.

During the formation of NATO, a treaty agreement was made stating that the organization would not advance even one inch eastward toward Russian borders. 

In the decades since the agreement, NATO has incrementally expanded eastward and has considered including Ukraine into the alliance, which severely threatens the safety of Russia, and has led Putin to act aggressively in his attempts to protect the “buffer zone” that Ukraine historically stood as, acting like a moat between Moscow and Western Europe.

We may soon be left with only two options — come to a peaceful agreement, or hope to hell that we have the strength to eliminate the entire Russian army and Putin before the nukes start flying.

Let’s hope for the more peaceful conclusion.


Last updated: March 15th, 2022 at 13:03 pm

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