Russia insists there is no need to use nuclear weapons in the war against Ukraine. Photo/REUTERS
JAKARTA – Question why Russia does not use nuclear weapons in its war with Ukraine often appears. This is natural, because the international community understands that Moscow has the largest number of nuclear weapons in the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously hinted that he will use nuclear weapons if the existence of his country is threatened.
However, Putin insisted that it is pointless to attack Ukraine with nuclear weapons.
On the other hand, many say that Putin’s reluctance is related to Russia’s three defeats in Kharkiv, Kiev and Kherson.
Ukrainian troops are known to continue to counterattack in the region and are quite troublesome for Moscow troops.
Russia was reported to be slowly losing to Ukraine and the Kiev army was in top form. In the midst of his condition being cornered, it is unlikely for Putin to launch his nuclear weapons.
Another reason is that the United States (US) has provided the Ukrainian army with various things.
Launching The Daily Beast, the US has been supplying weapons since the beginning of the war, providing training for Ukrainian soldiers and intelligence.
However, it has been observed that the US has not provided long-range weapons to Kiev to counter-invade Moscow. In addition, the US also always improves the quality and quality of assistance provided to Kiev.
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