At the rate that they’ve been going at, Russia may finally conquer Ukraine sometime next century, long after Vladimir Putin dies of the alleged bowel cancer that he’s suffering from at the moment.
This faltering fighting force has been farcical, at best, with mass abandonments, enormous supply chain goof-ups, and the sort of amateur ennui that you’d expect at a senior citizens’ Civil War reenactment.
And so, as their military operations fail, Russia is increasingly turning toward terrorism and genocide in Ukraine.
Now, terrifyingly, it appears as though they are laying the groundwork for using nuclear weapons in the conflict.
Russia on Tuesday once again escalated the threat of nuclear warfare amid its illegal campaign in Ukraine by alleging that with the support of the U.S. Kyiv is developing nuclear weapons.
“The need for demilitarization is due to the fact that Ukraine, saturated with weapons, poses a threat to Russia, including from the point of view of the development and use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons,” Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, said according to state-owned news agencies.
Russia’s official military doctrine states that “threats to Russia” are considered grounds for the use of a preemptive nuclear strike by the Kremlin.
Nukes have been a popular subject with Russian diplomats of late.
The Kremlin has previously claimed without evidence that Ukraine is developing a nuclear weapon, but it escalated its accusations this week after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the threat of nuclear conflict “is real.”
“The danger is serious,” Lavrov told Russian media. “It is real. It should not be underestimated.”
These direct threats are getting more unfortunately blasé by the moment, especially after the world has seen what a bumbling mess Putin’s military really is.