Putin Bluffs Badly

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that he is not bluffing and that he is considering attacking NATO with nuclear weapons. Once more he is trying to use his former image in the West as an ostensible “madman”. What does he come out proving? Yes, he is desperate and he is running out of options and he has no nuclear option because tactical nuclear weapons are not effective on their own without an effective conventional military option which he clearly lacks vis-a-vis NATO. As for using tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine; President Putin considers Ukraine part and parcel of Mother Russia and what leader would use nuclear weapons against his own homeland? The reality is that Russia is suffering strategic defeat in Ukraine and no Russian mobilization will prevent Kyiv from kicking out every last occupying soldier from sovereign Ukrainian soil. The Ukrainian military is surprisingly capable and has proven its ability to thoroughly defeat Russia. It is now essential for NATO leaders to keep a steady hand on the situation in continually supplying Ukraine with more weaponry and not allow themselves to be distracted by Russian psychological warfare.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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