Fiona Hill says Putin tried to tell Trump that “nuclear options would be at the table” in the conflict, but she didn’t think the former president understood the warning.

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  • Fiona Hill said Mr. Trump overlooked the warning that nuclear options could be at the table of conflict.

  • Hill said Politico Putin issued a warning at one of his last meetings with Trump.

  • “I don’t think I could understand what Mr. Trump was saying,” said Hill, a Russian expert.

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned former President Donald Trump that he would use nuclear options if that happened, but Trump missed the warning. Fiona Hill said..

Hill, a former senior director of the US National Security Council in Europe and Russia, said: Maura Reynolds of Politico The road ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is dangerous.

On Sunday, Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear deterrence to be more vigilant. That is, the weapon was ordered to prepare to increase the likelihood of launch. Insider Connor Pellet reported.

Hill told Reynolds that the decision made Putin “very clear that the nucleus was on the table.”

In addition, Hill tried to warn Trump about this possibility at one of the last meetings between Trump and Putin, but “I didn’t think Trump understood what he was saying. “.

She states: “Putin insisted that: Supersonic missile.. “And Trump said,” Well, we get them too. “Putin said, “Well, yes, you’ll get them. Final, But we have them first. “

“There was a threat to the exchange,” Hill said, and President Putin “informed us that nuclear options were at the table if pushes rushed in a conflicting environment.”

She told Reynolds that for Putin having an “instrument” meant that he wanted to use it.

“Why do you have it when you can’t? He’s already using nuclear weapons in some respects,” Hill said, referring to the use of radioactive polonium by Russian agents. Alexander Litvinenko In 2006 and against Novichok, a weapon-grade nerve agent Sergei Scripal When Alexei Navalny.

“So if someone thinks Putin wouldn’t use what he has, it’s unusual and cruel. Every time you think,” No, he doesn’t? “Yes, yes. Of course, he wants us to know that, “Hill said.

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