Putin and the veiled nuclear threat: “Those who think they can win against us are wrong. We will not only use armored vehicles”
Russia has “the potential” to respond to new arms supplies to Ukraine without limiting itself only to “the use of armored vehicles”. It is the veiled threat made by Vladimir Putin during his speech to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad.
“Those who drag European states, including Germany, into a new war, who expect to win a victory against us on the battlefield, evidently do not understand that a modern war with Russia will be quite different for them,” he said. the Russian president, who controls the largest nuclear arsenal in the world. “We don’t send our tanks to their borders but we have something else to respond with. And we will not limit ourselves to the use of armored vehicles. We are sure of our victory. Everyone must understand this, ”he added during the visit to Volgograd, returned to Stalingrad for the occasion, with the signs replaced at the entrance to the city.
According to Putin, the date of the Soviet victory in Stalingrad is “very important, full of destiny, in the history of our country and of the whole world”. “Our moral duty, above all in the face of the victorious soldiers of that battle, is to preserve with care and in all its fullness, the memory of that heroic enterprise, to hand it down to subsequent generations, not to allow anyone to misrepresent and diminish the role of the battle of Stalingrad in the victory over Nazism, in the liberation of the whole world from that monstrous evil”, Putin continued, once again referring to the fight against Nazism. This time the Russian president has called into question the German Leopard tanks, which after long negotiations will become available to the Ukrainian forces, “on whose edge”, according to the Russian president, “there are crosses”.
“Now, unfortunately, we see that the ideology of Nazism in its contemporary guise again creates direct threats to the security of our country. Again and again we are forced to reject the aggression of the collective West”, Putin said, lashing out once again against the Banderite “followers of Hitler” against whom “they are once again fighting on the land of Ukraine”.
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