“The threat of nuclear war is increasing,” Putin said at the televised annual meeting of the Human Rights Council on the 7th, adding that “Russia considers nuclear weapons as a means of defense and a possible counterattack.”
“Russia has the most advanced nuclear weapons, but it does not want to use them,” he said. “Russia will defend its territory and its allies at all costs.”
In Russia, on the 5th, explosions occurred at two military airfields in Ryazan, Ryazan, and Engels, Saratov, killing three people and destroying two planes.
Ryazan and Engels are 480-720 km from Ukraine’s eastern border, and the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the incident was an attack by Ukraine using drones.
Since then, Russia has launched large-scale airstrikes, such as launching more than 70 missiles across Ukraine, but on the 6th, an airport in Kursk, which borders Ukraine, was attacked by a drone.