The war in Ukraine has taken a return recently, albeit not one to the liking of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Ukrainian people have been fighting back against Russian aggression, with the help of western weapons.
According to reports, Putin wants more troops. He even tried to convince mental patients and incarcerated criminals that would sign up for the fight in Ukraine.
There are increasing speculations that Putin may resort to nuclear weapons as the Russian situation worsens. In a recent interview, Joe Biden pressed his Russian counterpart not to go down this road, per Newsmax.
Biden on Putin and Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine
During a 60 Minutes interview, Biden was clear in his view that Putin will be setting a new precedent for war if he goes down the road of using these sorts of weapons.
Though in spite of his message to Putin, Biden did not specifically explain what will happen if Putin decides to press forward with nuclear weapons to shift the war back in Russia’s favor.
"Don't. Don't. Don't. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II," is what President Joe Biden says he would tell President Vladimir Putin if the Russian leader is contemplating the use of tactical nuclear or chemical weapons. Sunday, on 60 Minutes. pic.twitter.com/8xxaDnYcqj— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 16, 2022
Instead, Biden claimed what would occur if Putin pursued this course of action would be “consequential” and leave Russia in a state of isolation they’ve never experienced.
Biden also made it clear that the “extent” of weaponry Russia employed would dictate the level of response the nation meets.
The Beginning of the End For Putin?
At the rate things are going for the Russian president, he may not even get the chance to use nuclear weapons, even if this is something on the table in his mind.
Multiple reports suggest that Putin has been suffering from a variety of health problems since the start of the war. These include cancer and other unknown issues.
Several assassinations have also been attempted on the Russian president’s life, but none of them have succeeded.
Ukraine has been very successful in a counteroffensive against Russia reclaiming a lot of territory. Many Russian City Deputy officials are calling for Vladimir Putin to RESIGN saying that his actions harm Russia! They did this knowing Putin kills people who speak out. #Maddow— Dan "I Stand With Ukraine" P (@ddanpereira) September 12, 2022
Though even outside of these issues, the tide seems to be turning against Putin. For one thing, dozens of Russian officials are pressing Putin to step down from power. At the end of the day, this war not going as Putin planned hasn’t done him very many favors.
On top of that, Russian oligarchs are getting fed up with sanctions, limits on the wealth they can access, travel restrictions, etc.
It’s been said that Putin will never willingly concede this war or voluntarily step down from power. In light of this, there are all sorts of ways the war in Ukraine (and Putin’s fate) could play out.
Are you convinced that Putin will resort to nuclear weapons to win the war against Ukraine? Let us know what you think in the comments section.