Zelensky on Putin's nuclear threats: I don't think he's cheating

26 September, 2022
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Zelensky on Putin's nuclear threats: I don't think he's cheating

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he did not think his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, was being deceived when he said Moscow would be willing to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia.


And Putin announced in a televised speech last week that Moscow would use "all available means" to protect Russia and its people if its territorial integrity was threatened.


"Look, maybe yesterday it was a hoax, now, it could be true," Zelensky, who previously downplayed such warnings as nuclear blackmail, told CBS News on Sunday.


The Ukrainian president said that Russian strikes on or near two Ukrainian nuclear plants could be considered "modern use of nuclear weapons or nuclear blackmail".


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