The repercussions of the Russian declaration to put the nuclear deterrent forces on alert are still interacting. After Germany, the UK, the European Union, and NATO denounced it, Kyiv confirmed that it was a crazy move.
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister said in a video message on Monday that Moscow’s threat of nuclear weapons is absurd.
He also accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of opposing the independence of Ukraine’s neighbor.
This happened after Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s Defense Minister, stated on Monday, that the Russian nuclear triad’s forces had begun shifts with enhanced staff.
In reaction, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed that such actions or words concerning nuclear weapons are extremely dangerous.
In reaction, the European Council issued a statement warning of these “Provocations,” describing them as “Geopolitical Terrorism” aimed at instilling fear and panic in Europe.
While the UK Defense Minister regarded Russian President Vladimir Putin’s words as significant, he downplayed their actual significance on the ground.
Putin, on the other hand, had a different viewpoint, as he stated in his Sunday speech that this is the order he gave to the Ministry of Defense to activate nuclear deterrent capabilities in reaction to hostile European declarations, stances, and moves toward his country.
This nuclear threat comes at a time when tensions between Russia and the West are at an all-time high, with Russian forces launching a military operation on Ukrainian soil just days after Putin declared independence in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Lugansk and Donetsk and dispatched troops there.
The military action began on February 24 and is still ongoing today. This provoked a global backlash against Moscow, as well as widespread condemnation and the application of tough and painful sanctions, particularly by the European Union and the US.