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President Vladimir Putin has ordered that Russian forces deter a nuclear superpower and be vigilant in the escalation of tensions with Western nations over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Putin said NATO’s leading powers had made aggressive statements while imposing harsh financial sanctions on Russia and its allies. The Kremlin said it had successfully tested hypersonic arrows and cruises at sea and ground-based targets. This seems to be another step for President Vladimir Putin to show that he is still a strong man. The United States has responded to Putin’s announcement, accusing the Russian leader of plotting to continue the violence. Russia’s 6,000-warhead arsenal is what makes it so powerful. Putin’s signing is designed to prevent the US and its allies from further intervention in Ukraine and economic measures he could see as a potential threat. In June 2020, Moscow published an administrative decree, entitled The Basic Principles of the Russian Federation’s policy on nuclear deterrence. It is the first time in Russia’s nearly 30-year history that the Russian policy on nuclear weapons has been made public. Since the end of the Cold War, nuclear weapons have been used as a major threat to the conflict between the superpowers.
This may be deceptive, but Putin has shown in the many times he has and that he is willing to take great risks to achieve his strategic goals. The threat Putin would order the use of nuclear weapons in response to US or NATO intervention is low, but it cannot be ruled out. Nuclear weapons are not the only weapons of mass destruction aimed at curbing violence and maintaining order. As nations develop and expand their nuclear arsenals, nuclear weapons are increasingly being seen as unpopular with political and military leaders. This worrying development underscores how high the global nuclear rate will be in recent weeks. Russia and the U.S. have the same number of nuclear weapons that could collide. But Russia has many long-range weapons that could disarm American American allies. Currently, Russia’s nuclear weapons program contains at least 6,000 nuclear weapons, 1,550 of which are used in transport vehicles. Russia has nuclear weapons of all kinds. It has a variety of uses, with cruise arrows, short-distance ballistic missiles, medium-distance ballistic missiles, long-distance ballistic missiles. So Russia really can turn this into a never-ending nuclear war. And with the proliferation of Russian weapons and nuclear weapons programs, does not mean that the outcome will be disastrous. Even the use of one of these weapons could change the world.
Putin has repeatedly shown that he has and is willing to take risks to achieve his strategic goals. The threat Putin would order the use of nuclear weapons in response to US or NATO intervention is low, but it cannot be ruled out.
Russia, on the other hand, has a vast stockpile of nuclear weapons worldwide, including the proliferation of nuclear weapons. On the other hand, Ukraine’s most powerful ally, the United States, also has a large stockpile of sophisticated and sophisticated nuclear weapons. NATO partners France and UK have their own nuclear capabilities developed; and NATO-sharing regions Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey have US nuclear weapons in place. The danger of using nuclear weapons stems from the growing tensions between Russia, the US, and NATO, as the latter tries to resist the war. While it is highly unlikely that the US or its NATO allies are willing to launch a nuclear strike against Russia, we can only imagine a few situations that could lead them into conflict, leading to an unintended nuclear escalation. The most serious danger is that of misunderstanding, the risk that the US or NATO action in favor of Ukraine is misinterpreted by Russia as a deliberate coup d’etat. This is not a far-fetched state given Russia’s nuclear status, which maintains vigilant nuclear power and given the nuclear threats posed by President Putin.
At the same time, Putin made sure that he emphasized that Russia had certain advantages over the latest nuclear weapons in case anyone had any doubts. This may sound like hyperbole until you think that if the international community fails to deliver an effective response. A world in which the leaders of the nuclear-armed states can pursue expansionist campaigns without restriction by international law, and without fear of reprisals. Political leaders must come together to support joint efforts with international law. Economic sanctions are not effective enough. UN member states should use the UN system in the way it was originally designed to operate in the post-war period, in order to respond collectively and resolutely to peace. The Ukrainian war should be a wake-up call for everyone that the nuclear dangers are real. Nuclear power and nuclear objectives can be difficult to define. Time to demand the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and the creation of sustainable security systems based on a well-functioning UN system that supports international law. Growth can also take its toll, and because the limits are so small – leaders have only a few minutes to make decisions if they believe their countries are under attack – the US and its allies will have to tread very carefully in their response. It is not immediately clear what the outcome of Putin’s announcement will be. It could mean that bombs are loaded on bombs, intercontinental ballistic missiles are detonated, or additional submarines with nuclear weapons are thrown into the sea. Or it could be more of a management process.
The challenge for NATO allies now is to keep the support that Ukraine needs to survive while it is clear that Putin has a way out of this crisis, rather than climbing the ladder until it takes its toll. This raises urgent questions about how to support Ukraine and reduce conflict. The war needs to be stopped, for the sake of the Ukrainian people, for the sake of humanity, and for the sake of living on earth.