US President Joe Biden has issued a shocking warning to his Russian counterpart, calling on the world leader not to use nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine.
Appear in 60 minutesBiden was asked how he would respond to Vladimir Putin if he said he was considering a nuclear war.
No. No. Biden replied.
“It will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II.”
While the US president did not elaborate on what would happen if Russia resorted to atomic weapons, he did say that the international response would be “consequent.”
“They will become more pariahs in the world than ever,” Biden continued.
“And depending on how much they do they will determine the response that will occur.”
Ukraine counterattack succeeded
This comes as Ukraine regained ground in its counterattack against Russian forces in the northeastern Kharkiv region.
Unconfirmed figures published by a Russian official claimed that the number of Ukrainian soldiers exceeded the number of Russian forces by eight times.
Speaking about the state-owned Russia 24, Russian official Vitaly Ganchev said on Monday that “the situation is getting more and more difficult by the hour.”
But the victory raised fears of a Russian counterattack. Speaking to the BBC, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that although recent events had been “very encouraging”, he cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
“At the same time, we have to understand that this is not the beginning of the end of the war, and we have to be prepared for a long time,” he said.
Zelensky’s appeal to the international community
As Ukraine regained the Russian cities it had previously controlled, reported devastation and violence from the regions were facing.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the forest outside the city of Izyum, or Izyum, revealed mass graves of about 450 people. He said many of the bodies, most of which were civilians, appeared to have been “tortured”, and some appeared to belong to “whole families”.
As of today, there are 450 dead people buried. But there are others, separate burials for many people. Tortured people. “Entire families in certain areas,” Mr. Zelensky said on Friday.
In response, the Ukrainian leader called on international governments to take action against Russia.
Russia is a terrorist country. “I don’t know why the world is so slow to recognize him,” he tweeted on Saturday.
“We have freed Izium. More than 400 graves have been found in the forest next to it. How many Ukrainians were tortured there is unknown.
“How many of our people must die so that everyone can finally find out?”
Originally Posted as US President Joe Biden’s Warning of an Extraordinary Ukraine to Vladimir Putin