Putin Threatens Nuclear Escalation

(ConservativeStar.com) -Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to cross into Ukraine in what many see as the first steps in an attempt to reinstate a version of the former Soviet Union’s control of the territory. It appears he expected the war to be a lightning blitz to capture the capital city of Kyiv, but the resolve of the Ukrainian citizens to defend their homeland has bogged his forces down. Their resolve seems to be leaving him more and more frustrated. There have been incidents that seem to mark an escalation by the Russian leader, including placing his nuclear warfare units into a heightened alert stance.

During the Cold War era, the threat of atomic war was on the minds of many people around the world with the United States Civil Defense agency using an animated turtle to show the schoolchildren how to “duck and cover” in the event of an attack.

With Putin’s implied threat hanging in the air, some analysts believe that if he feels backed into a corner that there may be a 20 to 30% chance he would use at least low-yield regional warheads.

In another possible indication of growing frustration on the part of the Russians, it has been reported that they have begun attacking purely civilian targets. Apparently, artillery units used cluster bombs in an attack on the Sonechko nursery and kindergarten in Okhtyrka that killed two adults and one child.

What’s your opinion on the matter? Could Putin get to the point where he would actually turn this war into a nuclear one? If so, how would Western nations react?

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