Putin’s nuclear threats a reckless bid to put the West ‘on the backfoot’ with Russia world | news Pipa News

Putin’s nuclear threats a reckless bid to put the West ‘on the backfoot’ with Russia world | news

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An expert has claimed that Vladimir Putin’s incendiary speech, during which he alluded to the use of nuclear weapons, was a clear attempt to “wink” the West and was further evidence that his military was “back foot” in Ukraine. But” was. Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody also suggested that the plan to call 300,000 reservists by Russia’s president and broader draft-dodging was likely, with outlining concerns about the prospect of full recruitment.

During his speech, Putin said: “To protect Russia and our people, we will undoubtedly use all the weapons resources at our disposal, this is not a hoax.”

His remarks drew widespread condemnation, with UK Prime Minister Liz Truss using yesterday’s speech at the UN General Assembly to claim that he was trying to justify his “catastrophic” failure in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden warned: “A nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought.”

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has seen widespread protests after his speech (Image: GETTY)

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Liz Truss Claims Putin’s War on Ukraine Was a “Disastrous Failure” (Image: GETTY)

Dr Chatterje-Doody, lecturer in politics and international studies at The Open University, told Express.co.uk: “Putin is a very charismatic orator. His address made a simple and passionate case that the West wanted to rule the world. He was ready to destroy Russia, and Russia would have to be ready to take any necessary measures to thwart these evil plans.He seemed calm and focused.

“Unfortunately for them, Western leaders are getting wiser to Russian attempts to control the narrative. They rejected their main argument even before the speech was broadcast.

“Therefore, when Putin said that these pseudo-referendums justified any possible escalation to protect the so-called ‘Russian territory’, Western leaders have already made it clear that this is nonsense.”

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Vladimir Putin hints at the use of nuclear weapons (Image: GETTY)

With regard to his reference to nuclear weapons, he said: “Putin’s combat conduct so far shows that we should not dismiss anything, but certainly in the first place he is giving Ukraine and its Western supporters the blink of an eye. using these threats to

Seven months after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces pushed Russia back into large areas to the east, Dr. Chatterje-Dody suggested that his attempts at intimidation would fail.

She said: “Most Western leaders were not surprised by the content of Putin’s speech, so it is unlikely to inspire a strategic rethink.

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Police lead a protester in Moscow (Image: GETTY)

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Police lathi-charging protesters in Moscow (Image: GETTY)

It is clear to everyone involved that the Russian military is on the backfoot.

Dr. Precious Chatterjee-Doody

“Obviously this is the hope of the Kremlin, but it is clear to everyone involved that Russian forces are on the backfoot. Russia is trying to negotiate from a position of weakness, so there are dramatic dangers.”

Putin’s surrogates, including former adviser Sergei Markov, made the rounds yesterday, including an interview with the BBC in which he suggested a nuclear attack on London – but Dr Chatterje-Doody argued that such a move was the norm for one. was practice. He told that the government was busy with public opinion.

She said: “Russia’s foreign policy is always at least 50 percent theatre. Even Russia-backed separatist leaders’ requests for a referendum appear coordinated so that Putin can pretend he supports a grassroots movement. are supporting.

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Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threat to Britain (image: express)

“Then all the ‘usual suspects’ from the Kremlin contingent are sent to various media outlets to reinforce the regime’s harsh negotiations. This is a standard pattern.

“The Kremlin is obsessed with public opinion – it helps legitimize the ruling regime. That’s why there’s an entire Russian propaganda cottage industry and why censorship was heightened around the invasions.”

Across Russia, an estimated 1,300 people have been arrested in protests following Putin’s remarks, and Dr Chatterje-Doody said this was only the beginning.

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Joe Biden, speaking at UNGA77 yesterday in New York (Image: Sky News)

She explained: “Only a very vocal minority of Russians actively support this war. The vast majority are unwilling to risk opposing it.

“They pay lip service to it but most pretend it’s not happening. This mobilization announcement could make it impossible, as it potentially affects the millions of Russian men who have previously ‘protected’ themselves.” Would have assumed.

“We can expect a lot of attempted draft-dodges and we’ve already seen a jump in flying princes from Moscow.”

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