Biden issued a warning to Russia against the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine


President Joe Biden has warned Russia’s leadership against using nuclear weapons in Ukraine, saying Moscow would face unspecified consequences.

“Don’t. Don’t. Don’t,” Biden told CBS’ 60 Minutes in an excerpt of a rare one-on-one interview on Sunday. responded to a question about what he would tell Putin if he was considering using nuclear weapons during the months-long conflict.

“It will change the face of warfare since World War II,” Biden said.

When asked what the US might do in response, Biden declined to elaborate.

“Do you think I would tell you if you knew exactly what it was? Of course I’m not going to tell you. That’s the important thing,” the 46th president said. “They will be more pariahs of the world than ever before. And the extent to which they do will determine what kind of reaction will occur.”

Putin has said Moscow will respond more forcefully if its military is put under more pressure, and some Western officials have speculated that Putin may have used unconventional weapons such as small nuclear weapons and chemical weapons. However, senior Kremlin officials, including President Putin, have repeatedly said Russia is not considering using nuclear weapons.

It comes amid reports that Ukraine has moved forward to reclaim territories seized by Russian forces earlier this year. Western defense officials claimed that Kyiv was gaining strength and forced Russian troops to return to Russia.

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A Ukrainian soldier sits on top of a tank in Izyum, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14, 2022. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

“Great. I think it has potentially very far-reaching ramifications, but let’s be careful. Said Fox News. “They have achieved great success. They must maintain their success. Likewise, they must be ready for the Russians to regroup and fight back.”

Receiving billions of dollars in military aid from the United States and European countries, Ukraine recently launched a major offensive to retake its southern territories. Recapture of Kherson on the Dnipro River. Kherson is the only large city occupied by Russia intact since the beginning of the war.

The UK Defense Ministry said in a Twitter update that Russia had launched thousands of long-range missiles against Ukraine since the start of the invasion. The attacks hit targets such as power grids and dams, the ministry said.

“Facing setbacks on the front lines, Russia has likely expanded the areas it is poised to strike to directly undermine the morale of the Ukrainian people and government,” the ministry said.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Jack Phillips is a New York-based breaking news reporter for the Epoch Times.