Putin in trouble after Liman humiliation: his Chechen allies demand nuclear weapons


This Russian troops withdraw from Liman city (Donetsk) This Saturday starring Ukrainian soldiers resurfaced after siege nuclear war. a fact that adds to the tensions that already exist after Signing of the Treaty of Accession Serial defeats of some territories and invaders on the battlefield.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the invading army has withdrawn from the strategic city of Liman “due to the risk of being surrounded” and moved to “more favorable borders”. Ukrainians have cornered 5,000 soldiers In the city, and have controlled access. this is a few hours later Vladimir Putin Signed the “Treaty of Accession” that formally and illegally annexed the four occupied territories of Ukraine (Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye).

The city is located on the banks of the Siversky Donets, which means that its reconquest by the Ukrainian army will bring them important strategic foothold To go further east.Additionally, this will impose Additional pressure on the KremlinInternally criticized for defeats on the battlefield Forced thousands of people to join the war.

[Rusia abandona Limán tras el cerco ucraniano, un día después de que Putin firmara su anexión]

In Putin’s fiery speech after securing these annexations on Friday, it was clear that A new and very dangerous phase in the war. Some Western analysts worry that this could escalate to the first use of nuclear weapons in 77 years.In addition, in this statement, the Russian leader made the Russian invasion of Ukraine part of its Existential conflict with the Westwhich he described as an “enemy”.

In addition, some Russian officials are urging Moscow to consider the use of low-yield nuclear weapons in Ukraine, such as Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

risk of nuclear war

“Personally, I think more severe measures should be taken until martial law is declared in the border areas, low-yield use of nuclear weapons“, Kadyrov said in the message. telegraph.

Kadyrov said one day After Putin announced the annexation these Ukrainian regions and place them under Russia’s nuclear umbrellaThe president assured that Moscow will defend the land it has acquired “with all our strength and all means”.

Russia has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.including low-yield tactical nuclear weapons designed to deal with enemy forces.

[Putin está jugando una guerra de nervios]

Other important allies of Putin, such as Former President Dimitri Medvedevhad suggested Russia might need to resort to nuclear weapons, but Kadyrov’s call was by far the most urgent and clear.

The influential ruler of the Caucasus has been a central figure in Moscow during the seven-month-long Ukrainian war. Chechen troops have always been part of the vanguard of the Russian army in different regions. Kadyrov is considered to be a close friend of Putinhe appointed him to rule Chechnya in 2007.

Chechen leaders described Russian commander General Alexander Lapin, who fought in Leman, as “mediocre” and suggested he should be stripped of his medal Because of defeat on the battlefield.

“Today we have abandoned several settlements and most of our territory due to a lack of basic military logistics,” said Kadyrov two weeks ago. Increased likelihood of failure in Limanbut the Russian Chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimovabandoned the idea.

On Friday, Putin joined his ministers in celebrating the annexation of four Ukrainian regions.


Putin’s plan

Putin has previously threatened If Russia’s goals in Ukraine continue to be thwarted, resort to nuclear weaponsThe annexation brings the use of nuclear weapons one step closer, as he said in his speech last week, by giving Russian leaders a possible justification for “threat to the territorial integrity of our country.”

He reiterated his threat on Friday and commented that the United States was carrying out an atomic bombing of the United States Hiroshima and Nagasaki set a “precedent” for the use of nuclear weapons.

U.S. and European officials say they still believe Putin unlikely to carry out his threats. they say, most likely, it’s waiting Prevent the West from providing increasingly sophisticated military aid to Ukraine while Mobilizing 300,000 additional soldiers enables Russia to reverse or at least stop its military setbacks on the battlefield.

global response

not very useful Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkovshortly after clarifying that Russia would not threaten anyone with nuclear weapons, at a meeting dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis.

This US President Joe Bidenusing his intervention at the UN General Assembly to accuse Putin of doing “Irresponsible Threat to Use Nuclear Weapons”.

[Rusia presume del “éxito” de los referendos mientras siguen los ataques y bombardeos en el frente]

On the same line, NATO Secretary General Jens StoltenbergZelensky criticized Putin’s “dangerous” nuclear rhetoric after he applied to join the Atlantic alliance last Friday after Russia annexed the four Ukrainian regions.

caller “The largest annexation of European territory by force since World War II” He assured that this would not change “the commitment to support Ukraine”. “All democracies in Europe have the right to apply to join NATO,” he added.



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