The West has been delivered a message that if they do not stop supporting Ukraine with weaponry then the world could be “days or weeks away” from a horrifying “nuclear apocalypse.”
Over the past week Western commentators have warned that Vladimir Putin will continue his rhetoric of “nuclear blackmail” now the Kremlin has annexed 15% of Ukrainian territory into the Russian Federation.
Russian state TV political editor Maxim Yusin warned that we are being “sucked into a vortex” of a nuclear war.
Yusin said, “We are all being sucked into a vortex and I cannot see a single realistic scenario of how we can get out.
“People should live their final days or weeks normally. Perhaps that is all we have got left.
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“We need to enjoy the time we have got left because it would be a shame to live it with pessimism.”
He added, “But as regards the West, I had some illusions that they would turn out to be better psychologists than they have now turned out to be, and that they would have a greater sense of self-preservation.
“But, no! They are attempting to finish us off seeing the problems we have got in Ukraine.
“They think that a nuclear power can suffer a defeat, that a painfully wounded bear will crawl out of his den and slowly die. But a bear with nuclear missiles cannot just slowly die.
“The only thing one can hope for is that both sides are bringing things to boiling point to then stop and present it to the people, scare them and say, ‘Otherwise it is nuclear apocalypse.’
“If you do not want that then make some concessions.”
The Kremlin annexed Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson today after holding what it called referendums in occupied areas of Ukraine on Friday.
Putin and the Kremlin warned that the territories are now part of the Russian jurisdiction and will be given the full protection of the Russian Federation.
Putin said Russia would use “all the power and all the means” at its disposal to defend their new territory from attacks by the West or Ukraine.