Russia should use low-powered nuclear weapons against Ukraine. New thrust by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who criticizes Russian military commanders for withdrawing from Lyman and suggests to Vladimir Putin to consider the possibility of using low-potential nuclear weapons.
In a message on Telegram, Kadyrov – who yesterday in the Kremlin would have been moved during the ceremony of annexation of four Ukrainian regions to Russia – wrote: “In my personal opinion, more drastic measures should be taken, up to the declaration of martial law in the border areas and the use of low-powered nuclear weapons “. The Chechen leader then criticized Colonel Alexander Lapin, commander of the Russian forces fighting in Lyman, calling him “a mediocre”.
The Ukrainian armed forces have taken control of the crucial city in Donetsk in the last few hours, as confirmed by a spokesman for the Kiev army, Sergey Cherevaty, quoted by Ukrainska Pravda, according to which information and videos showing the Ukrainian flag waving at the entrance of the city “are true, we are already in Lyman, but the fighting continues”.
Ukrainian units also arrived in Torske, 16 kilometers east of Lyman. Also according to Ukrainian sources, Kiev units bypassed Lyman to proceed north-east towards Kreminna, 33 kilometers from Lyman.
Meanwhile, the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, has called for a tough response from the world to the Russian nuclear blackmail, “otherwise there will be nuclear wars with millions of victims”. He stated this in his column published in the American magazine ‘The Atlantic’, adding that, losing on the battlefield in Ukraine, the Russian Federation has begun to threaten nuclear attacks to force the Ukrainian state to abandon the struggle for its people and his land.
“The response to Russian nuclear blackmail must be harsh and unequivocal – wrote Yermak – rejecting the very idea of concessions to a nuclear aggressor. Otherwise, every ambitious dictator will try to acquire nuclear weapons and every country that does not have them will try to have them for self-defense. Nuclear non-proliferation agreements will prove useless. There will therefore be nuclear wars with millions of victims. “
According to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the civilian world today must demonstrate determination and make it clear to the Russian Federation that it will not get away with either an attempted annexation or nuclear blackmail. Decisive steps in this direction could be those outlined in the “Kiev Security Treaty”, which “will make Russia understand that the price of its aggression will rise until it becomes too high to bear. Helping Ukraine to defend itself, survive and, finally, winning is the best investment our allies can make to ensure a safer future for the world. “