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Biden warns Russia against nuclear option in Ukraine — Analysis

According to the US President, Moscow will be considered a worldwide pariah for using weapons of destruction.

The US President Joe Biden warned Russia about the harsh consequences if it uses chemical or nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

Biden answered a question from CBS News on Friday about what he would say to learn that Moscow was considering using weapons of mass destruction in order to stop what Kiev called a successful counter-offensive against the east.

Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. This will make war look different than ever since World War II.” he said.

The president, however, declined to outline what the US’ response would be. “Do you think that I could tell you what I thought it was? Of course I’m not gonna tell you. It’ll be consequential.




However, he said that should a nuclear or chemical attack take place, Russia would “Their status as a pariah has increased in the modern world.,” and America’s response would depend “How much they actually do.”

In mid-August, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu dismissed claims that Moscow might use nukes in Ukraine as “It is absurd,” saying there are no targets in Ukraine that would warrant doing so.

Russia’s current nuclear posture allows their use only when “The very existence of the State is at risk.”

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