Zelenskyy downplays Putin’s most excessive threats as ‘bluff’: ‘Nothing else is working for him’

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In an interview this week with a German newspaper, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy downplayed probably the most excessive threats from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, calling them “a bluff.”

Putin notched up his rhetoric because the combating continued solely as a result of “nothing else is working for him,” Zelenskyy informed the newspaper Die Zeit.

Latest strikes by Putin have included the location of Russia’s nuclear preparedness on “high alert” as Western leaders imposed powerful financial sanctions and made what Putin described as “aggressive statements,” Die Zeit reported Wednesday. (The newspaper’s identify in English is “The Time.”)

Beforehand, Putin had claimed that any makes an attempt by different nations to intrude within the Ukraine invasion would end in “consequences you have never seen,” PBS reported

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However Zelenskyy voiced skepticism about Putin’s threats, the German report mentioned.

“I think that the threat of nuclear war is a bluff,” Zelenskyy informed the newspaper, according to Business Insider. “It’s one thing to be a murderer, it’s another to commit suicide.”

“I think that the threat of nuclear war is a bluff. It’s one thing to be a murderer, it’s another to commit suicide.”

— Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 8, 2022.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 8, 2022.
(Ukrainian Presidential Press Workplace through AP)

He continued: “Every use of nuclear weapons means the end for all sides, not just for the person using them.

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“Putin’s risk reveals a weak point,” he added. “You solely threaten using nuclear weapons when nothing else is working. I’m positive that Russia is conscious of the catastrophic penalties of any try to make use of nuclear weapons.”

Putin is said to have grown frustrated as Ukrainian forces and civilians have put up a fight against the Russian military. The Russian forces have struggled, for example, in their efforts to capture Kyiv, the capital, which remained in Ukrainian control two weeks after the Russians invaded the country.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.
(Related Press)

NATO Secretary-Normal Jens Stoltenberg additionally blasted Putin’s “high alert” order as a part of the Russian chief’s “dangerous rhetoric,” the report mentioned.

Putin has drawn condemnation from leaders all through the world for navy actions in Ukraine which have included a lethal airstrike on a hospital earlier this week.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its third week Thursday after getting underway Feb. 24. Russian forces have invaded areas within the north, east and south of the nation, forcing greater than 2 million Ukrainians to go away their properties, both to shelters inside Ukraine or to refugee websites in Poland or different nations.

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