Putin’s threats should be taken seriously, EU warns
The European Union (EU) must take Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat that nuclear weapons could be used in the conflict in Ukraine seriously, the organization’s foreign policy chief, Joseph Borrell, said. BBC reported this information in a report on Saturday.
Noting that the war has reached a “dangerous moment”, the BBC’s Joseph Borrell told the BBC that it is certainly a dangerous moment because the Russian military has been pushed into a corner, and Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons is a very bad thing.
Seven months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, analysts agree that President Putin’s forces are lagging behind. But Joseph Borrell said a “diplomatic solution” must be reached, which would “protect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
He made the comments at a time when four regions of Ukraine are holding a referendum to join Russia. Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reserve troops. In addition, the Russian forces have faced disaster in the frontal war.