(DailyVantage.com) – Nearly two months after the invasion, the Russia-Ukraine war is still going strong. During the past several weeks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has communicated with the West and given several impassioned speeches calling for increased aid and humanitarian relief. Yet, his latest message is direr than those in the past, and if it proves true, it could have a significant impact on the West’s involvement.
Will Russia Introduce Nuclear Weapons?
On Sunday, April 17, CNN aired an interview with Zelenskyy. Host Jake Tapper asked him if Russia would use nuclear or chemical weapons. Zelenskyy responded, “it can be not real information, but it can be truth,” and every country should be worried about the possibility. More importantly, he said the world should “be ready” for it to happen and prepare for the fallout.
Zelenskyy also said air raid shelters and anti-radiation medication would be among the things needed to help survive the attacks, but he warned preparation is key — the time to prepare is before it happens, not during the midst of an attack.
Zelenskyy isn’t the only one who thinks Putin wouldn’t hesitate to bring out the nuclear weapons. A day before the Ukrainian president’s interview, CIA Director William Burns insinuated Russia would use them in his growing desperation.
During his interview, Tapper also asked Zelenskyy about the possibility he may not make it out of the war alive, noting there have already been multiple failed assassination attempts. When asked how he wanted the world to remember him, should that happen, the Ukrainian president humbly said, “A [person] that loved life to the fullest… his family and… his motherland — definitely not [as] a hero.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has lasted longer than most believed it would. Not only has Ukraine put up a fight, but in the beginning, it seems Russian forces were ill-equipped to deal with the weather and the resistance.
The most recent setbacks resulted in Russian forces retreating from the capital city of Kyiv and surrounding areas because Ukraine fought them back. Following that skirmish, Ukraine attacked the Moskva — Russia’s most powerful warship — with missiles, sinking it in the Black Sea.
Since then, the Russian forces that retreated from Kyiv have regrouped and have launched a full-scale attack in Ukraine’s Donbas region. Zelenskyy said his troops would pursue combat resembling that during World War II, and should Ukraine fail there, it could lead to renewed Russian attempts to take Kyiv.
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