Kirby, spokesman for the White House National Security Council. Figure: Retrieved from Kirby’s Twitter (file photo)
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is not going well. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on the 21st that he would use “all means at his disposal” to protect the territory. He was not bluffing when he said he was ready to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. took “seriously” the “irresponsible” hidden threat of Putin’s use of nuclear weapons.
“It would be irresponsible for a nuclear power to speak like this, but in the past seven months he has It’s not unusual, and we’ll take it very seriously.” He said: “We’re monitoring their strategic posture as much as possible, so if necessary, we will change our strategic posture, but There is no indication at this time that this is necessary.”
Asked how the U.S. would respond to Russia’s use of its nuclear arsenal, Kirby reiterated earlier remarks by U.S. President Joe Biden that analysts speculated could mean a demonstration explosion in the Black Sea and the use of battlefield nuclear warheads to limit radiation amount, or eventually use larger weapons. Kirby said bluntly: “There will be serious consequences, not only will he become an even more despised pariah on the world stage, but the international community will have to bear serious consequences.”
Putin ordered the mobilization of reservists to join the war on the 21st, and in his national speech, he hinted at the use of nuclear weapons, which aroused the condemnation of the international community. In response to Putin’s nuclear threat, Biden urged all countries in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on the 21st to recommit to strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime through diplomacy. He warned that “a nuclear war has no winner and must not be fought” and criticized Russia’s threat to use nuclear weapons as irresponsible.