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Ukraine LIVE: 'What prevents us from striking UK?' Putin allies encourage brutal attack

NewsUkraine LIVE: 'What prevents us from striking UK?' Putin allies encourage brutal attack


VLADIMIR PUTIN has ramped up his nuclear war rhetoric over the past week sparking fears of global destruction, but his “brinkmanship” has been torn apart by an expert who has an important message for global leaders.

Russian President Putin ominously warned on Wednesday that if any other country intervenes in Ukraine, Russia will respond with “instruments nobody else can boast of, and we will use them if we have to”.

This chilling warning was echoed by Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who said the threat of nuclear war “should not be underestimated”.

In an interview with Russian-state media about the possibility of nuclear war, Mr Lavrov said: “The danger is serious. It is real. It should not be underestimated.”

The fierce rhetoric comes as Russian troops struggle to make significant progress in Ukraine.

But Mark Voyger, a senior fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program at the Center for European Analysis, does not believe the UK or US are at real risk of a nuclear attack from Russia.

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