According to Jake Sullivan, the White House National Security Advisor President Joe Biden’s administration has informally warned the Russian government that using nuclear weaponry in the conflict in Ukraine can have catastrophic implications for Russia.
Following the liberation of a large portion of Russian-occupied terrain by Ukrainian troops last week, Vladimir Putin once again warned of a nuclear danger while calling up numerous reservists. Sullivan stated on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that these nuclear perils are issues that they must take seriously.
Sullivan stated that the Kremlin had been told directly and in private at very elevated amounts that using nuclear weapons does have catastrophic repercussions for Russia, that the US and their allies will take decisive action in response, and that they’ve been clear about what that’ll entail.
The White House Takes Charge Against Putin’s Threats
Putin’s warnings, according to Liz Truss, the UK Prime Minister shouldn’t prevent Ukraine’s friends from assisting the Ukrainians and maintaining deterrents on Russia.
In a talk with CNN’s State of the Union that aired on Sunday, Truss stated, “I believe he didn’t foresee the degree of outrage from the free world.” She also mentioned that the least attention should be given to these empty threats. In his Wednesday address to the UN General Assembly, Biden called Putin’s most recent nuclear threat irresponsible.
The White House has publicly stated that it will act forcefully if Russia deploys nuclear arms and that it’ll continue to back Ukraine in its attempts to protect its nation and its freedom, as per Sullivan.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Russian government and the White House still have the capacity to talk directly at high levels, which happened regularly and also in the last couple of days.
He said that in order to keep those channels open and enable the US to warn Russia regarding the implications if it moved towards the sinister road of nuclear weapons deployment,” the US hasn’t disclosed the contents of them.