VSA waarsku Poetin van 'katastrofiese optrede'’ as hy dreigemente uitvoer om kernwapens te gebruik

THE US has warned Vladimir Putin of ‘catastrophic consequencesif he carries out his chilling threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

The US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday night that the US willrespond decisivelyif the Russian leader carries out the nuke warning he made on Wednesday.

The US has warned Russia of "katastrofies" consequences if Vladimir Putin carries out his threat of using nukes

The US has warned Russia of “katastrofies” consequences if Vladimir Putin carries out his threat of using nukes
Joe Biden's administration is disturbed by Putin's reckless rhetoric

Joe Biden’s administration is disturbed by Putin’s reckless rhetoric

Sullivan told NBC’sMeet the Pressprogram:”If Russia crosses this line, there will be catastrophic consequences for Russia. The United States will respond decisively.

Sullivan did not describe the nature of the planned US response but said the United States has privatelyspelled out in greater detail exactly what that would meanto Moscow.

He added that the United States has been in frequent, direct contact with Russia, including during the last few days to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Putin’s actions and threats.

Sullivan continued: “Putin remains intenton wiping out the Ukraine people that he does not believe have a right to exist.

So he’s going to keep coming and we have to keep coming with weapons, ammunisie, intelligence and all the support we can provide.

His comments followed the Russian President’s nuclear threat made on Wednesday after he said Moscow would use any weapons to defend its territory.

In a chilling warning to the West, the dictator who has enforced nationwide mobilisation gesê: “This is not a bluff.”

Intussen, the country’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov who was speaking at the UN General Assembly on Saturday said annexed regions of Ukraine would be protected as Russian Territory.

Referendums in occupied Ukrainian territories continued for a third day on Sunday.

Ukraine and its allies have dismissed the referendums as a sham designed to justify an escalation of the war and a mobilisation drive by Moscow after recent battlefield losses.

US President Joe Biden in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday accused Putin of makingovert nuclear threats against Europein reckless disregard for nuclear nonproliferation responsibilities.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss said Britain and its allies should not heed threats from Putin, who had made what she called a strategic mistake as he had not anticipated the strength of reaction from the West.

She told CNN in an interview broadcast on Sunday: “We should not be listening to his sabre-rattling and his bogus threats.

” In plaas daarvan, what we need to do is continue to put sanctions on Russia and continue to support the Ukrainians.

Truss said on Sunday the West should not be listening to Putin's bogus threats

Truss said on Sunday the West should not be listening to Putin’s bogus threatsKrediet: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street