How Putin would use nuclear weapons if he tries to ‘escalate to de-escalate’ the Ukraine war

How Putin would use nuclear weapons if he tries to ‘escalate to de-escalate’ in Ukraine: As missiles bombard civilians, CHRIS PLEASANCE on how Russian units would mount a nuclear strike – and how the world might respond

Vladimir Putin yesterday unleashed a barrage of missiles on Ukraine in retaliation for the attack on the Kerch bridge in Crimea. 

It has led analysts to fear that Russia’s campaign is entering a new phase of escalation as his forces in the east lose vast swathes of territory –  even as he annexes captured regions. 

And Kremlin military doctrine in some cases calls for so-called limited nuclear war using tactical nuclear weapons in an attempt to ‘escalate to de-escalate’ a war in Europe. 

That means that if an increasingly cornered Putin feels like he is out of options to secure victory, nuclear weapons could be his next step on the ladder of escalation. 

This video explains how that could play out. 

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