WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin not to use tactical nuclear and chemical weapons in the wake of the deteriorating war situation in Ukraine. He said in an interview with CBS News on the 18th.
Ukrainian forces have launched a full-scale counteroffensive in the east, liberating areas occupied by Russian forces.
Mr Putin has threatened to respond more forcefully to any further pressure on his military, raising fears he could resort to small nuclear weapons and chemical weapons.
Asked what he would say if Putin were to consider using such weapons, Mr Biden repeated: “Don’t do it,” adding: It will change the face of war, unlike anything else. “
He said the US response would be “consequential” but did not go into detail. “(Russia) will be more alienated in the world than ever before,” he said. “What they do will determine how we respond.”