Ukraine, Biden: “I don’t think Putin will use nuclear weapons”

The US president after sounding the alarm: “I think it is irresponsible for him to talk about it”

After sounding the alarm, Joe Biden said in the last hour interview with CNN that he does not believe that Vladimir Putin will use tactical nuclear weapons. “I don’t think it will – the American president told Jake Tapper – I think it’s irresponsible of you to talk about itthe idea that a world leader of one of the largest nuclear powers in the world is saying he could use a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine. “

The threats from the head of the Kremlin have a destabilizing effect, Biden continued, warning of the risk of possible errors of assessment. “I meant that it could lead to a horrible result – he said – And not because someone intends to turn it into a world war or anything, but once a nuclear weapon is used, the errors that can be made, the errors of calculation, who knows. what could happen “.

Putin, the American president continued, “cannot continue to speak with impunity about the use of tactical nuclear weapons as if doing so were rational”. Biden did not go into detail as to what the US response might be, but confirmed that the Defense Department has developed contingency plans. Asked what the red line is for the US and NATO, on orders to the Pentagon or other agencies to study what the answer would be in the worst-case scenario or bombing of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Biden replied that ” he talked about it “, but he specified that he did not want to enter into the merits. “It would be irresponsible of me – he said – to talk about what we would or would not do”.