Ukraine’s Workplace of the President at present believes that Russia’s nuclear threats are simply blackmail, and Vladimir Putin is cautious of NATO’s doable response to the usage of nuclear weapons.
Supply: Andrii Yermak, Head of President’s Workplace, throughout a dialog with journalists in Kyiv on 21 February, answering questions from European Pravda
Quote from Yermak: “Nuclear blackmail is occurring on a regular basis, however we consider that in the meanwhile it’s simply blackmail… An individual sitting at a six-metre desk [Yermak here refers to Putin, as the latter is often seen at official meetings, sitting far from other participants] will not be anxious concerning the destiny of others, however he’s afraid for himself,” he mentioned.
Yermak burdened that Putin is afraid of the Alliance’s response to the usage of nuclear weapons.
“He is aware of that Russia has no probability in a battle with NATO,” he added.
Background: On 21 February, Putin introduced that Russia was suspending its participation within the START treaty however not withdrawing from the settlement, making one other try at nuclear blackmail.
The Federation Council of Russia [Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament] voted in favour of a regulation terminating Russia’s participation within the Strategic Arms Discount Treaty at a gathering on 22 February.