Just about every month since Russia invaded Ukraine, Putin has attempted to rattle his most powerful saber with a threat to use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine to scare the Hell out of the world.
In the very early hours of the invasion on February 24th, 2022, Putin issued his first nuclear threat as his tanks had just begun to roll into Ukraine, “Whoever tries to hinder us… should know that Russia’s response…will lead you to such consequences that you have never encountered in your history,”
Since that time, the threats have been issued monthly as reversal after reversal on the battlefield for Putin have made a mockery of the once much-feared Russian army and its generals.
As we’ve reported previously, Putin really isn’t in charge of launching nuclear weapons on his own authority. It is the military that comes to him and recommends a nuclear strike based on some really particular circumstances, like a NATO army marching on Moscow or a first strike by the US and other NATO countries like France and the UK which have their own nuclear arsenals.