US President, Joe Biden, has warned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, not to resort to the use of chemical weapons or tactical nuclear weapons, as Russia faces setbacks and strategic defeats in the war in Ukraine.
In an interview with US television channel CBS, President Biden, addressing Putin directly said "Don't. Don't. Don't. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II”.
Tactical nuclear weapons are deployed on or near the battlefield, with the aim of directly influencing the course of battle. According to Biden, their deployment would make the Russians even more of a pariah in the world than they have ever been”.
Biden would not say what the United States would do if Putin crossed that line. He did say, however, that the US' response would depend on the scale of Putin's possible attack.
source: commonspace.eu with CBS and agencies
photo: A Russian Iskander-M dual-capable missile system on display. 8 September 2016. Wikimedia Commons