Kirby: “We don’t need to change our strategic posture right now… Monitor Russia’s strategic posture”
Government official “Russia and Ukraine could be considered an attack on the city if they reclaim the annexed territory”
The White House National Security Council (NSC) said on the 21st (local time) that Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted at the possibility of using nuclear weapons when he ordered military mobilization, “We take it seriously.”
John Kirby, the NSC’s Strategic Communications Coordinator, appeared on ABC today and was asked his opinion on President Putin’s suggestion that the use of nuclear weapons was not blasphemous. , it is an irresponsible inquiry into a nuclear weapons state to talk like that.”
“We are doing our best to monitor Russia’s strategic posture,” he said.
But there is no indication that this needs to be done at the moment.”
Earlier, Putin, while calling for a military mobilization order, mentioned the Western countries’ nuclear threat to Russia and said, “Russia also has a variety of means of destruction.” “I have said
“If Russia uses nuclear weapons, there will be serious consequences,” Kirby said.
He also said that Russia’s military mobilization order “is a clear sign that it is struggling” and that there is “a clear problem with the military.”
“Russia has suffered tens of thousands of casualties and military morale and unit cohesion are terrible,” he said.
Regarding the Russian referendum to annex occupied territories in Ukraine, Coordinator Kirby said, “regardless of the fake referendum, it is Ukrainian territory.”
A senior US government official met with reporters and explained that Russia’s annexation of occupied Ukraine is linked to Russia’s unique legal justification for the threat of using nuclear weapons, according to White House pool reporters.
“Russia will consider any attempt by Ukraine to regain its territory as an attack on Russia if the fake referendum is passed,” he said.
“This is an act of weakness, not confidence,” he said.
“Other countries will not accept Putin’s claims.”
“We are sending a clear message to Russia about the consequences of escalation,” he said.