President Biden on Thursday warned that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis amid intensifying Russian threats to unleash its nuclear arsenal.
The president made the alarming comments while speaking in New York at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”
“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” the president added.
The increased threats from Russia come as the country is suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine.
On Monday, NATO reportedly issued an intelligence warning that Russia plans to test “doomsday” nuclear torpedo drones near the Ukrainian border in the Black Sea.
A military train containing the apocalyptic nukes was seen making its way toward the front lines in Ukraine.
Putin has threatened to discharge nuclear warfare over the last several months as his efforts to overpower Ukraine fail. Last month, Putin said the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal” to protect the county.
The White House had previously declared it would take “decisive” action should Russia deploy nukes in Ukraine. Biden noted that the warfare would quickly deteriorate into global catastrophe.
“I don’t think there is any such a thing as the ability to easily use a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon,” Biden said.
Putin is unable to withdraw his Ukraine invasion without losing face or significant power in his country, Biden stated.
On Thursday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky declared Putin understands the “world will never forgive” a nuclear strike.
“He understands that after the use of nuclear weapons he would be unable anymore to preserve, so to speak, his life, and I’m confident of that,” Zelensky said.
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