Russia Threatening To Drop Nuclear Bomb In Ukraine, Defense Minister Claims

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Russia is threatening to use nuclear weapons if Ukrainian forces

continue to fight pro-Russia separatists, the Ukrainian Defense

Minister is claiming.

On Monday, Defense Minister Valeriy Heltey wrote on his Facebook page

that Russia is making threats of a nuclear attack against the country

if the war continues.

"The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across

unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are

ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us," Heletey wrote.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has escalated rapidly after

more than 1,000 Russian troops poured across the border last week.

Fighting has picked up between both sides, and there are reports that

Russian troops massacred hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who were

trying to retreat.

The alleged mass killing took place outside a besieged city about 22

miles east of Donetsk. Reports say that Russian troops initially

agreed to let the Ukrainian troops retreat, but then reneged and

opened fire, leaving hundreds of bodies littered along an agreed

retreat route.

Lt. Col. Nikolai Gordienko, of the Ukrainian National Guard, said:

"They were given the corridor to exit and they were shot. It is a

violation of international conventions."

The international community has condemned Russia's actions and

undertaken a series of sanctions meant to squeeze them out with

economic pressure. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has even

claimed that Russia is effectively waging war against the entire EU.

"It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That

means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be

closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of

war against Europe," she said.

"That means we need to help Ukraine to… defend its territory and its

people and to help militarily, especially with the military materials

to help Ukraine to defend itself because today Ukraine is fighting a

war on behalf of all Europe," the leader of the former Soviet state


But amid the pressure and reports that Russia is making nuclear

threats against Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has remained unmoved. This

week he reportedly told outgoing European Commission President Jose

Manual Barroso that he could "take Kiev in two weeks" if he wanted,

Italian media reports have said.

[Credit: Inquisitr]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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