Vladimir Putin is a playground bully who has to keep pushing his mental muscle. His nation sits in peril because he will not give up on his dream of controlling Ukraine. His pointless invasion was an act of desperation to try and establish Russia as the foremost world power that it once was before it collapsed under the pressures of failed leadership.
Putin is reissuing the threat of nuclear weapon usage to push the war clear to the end and force the people to surrender. His military took several key cities but is now struggling to maintain control. His threat of nuclear weapons is an act of desperation to end his war before he has to admit defeat.
Dmitry Medvedev is the former president of Russia who now serves as the deputy chairman of Russia’s security council. He is in full support of Putin and their invasion of Ukraine. He also supports using nuclear weapons against innocent people to acquire more land. He also has mentioned that Russia needs to be ready with its nuclear weapons. He acts like people will attack them first even though they have started the war.
The Russian rhetoric caused Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, to respond by stating that “Russia is deliberating bragging they can destroy with nuclear weapons, not only a certain country but the entire planet.” Russia has a vast arsenal of weapons that they can use, which is why they feel the need to use that point to bully smaller nations into surrendering to their campaign.
Putin was the one that first mentioned that he was thinking of using nuclear weapons in the war. He has warned Western powers to stay out of the easy, or there would be terrible consequences. But the truth is that Putin is embarrassed by his military and its lack of progress. So like every good bully, he has to use threats to hide his insecurity and failures from the rest of the world.
Markian Lubivskyi is an advisor to Ukraine’s defense ministry. He stated that Kherson would fall from Russian control soon. He noted, “I believe that today the city will be fully under the control of Ukrainian armed forces. Russia may have advanced quickly into critical areas of Ukraine, but they are not going to be able to keep them occupied. We have finished in the last two days the operation in the Kyiv region so other armed forces are now focused on the southern part trying to get free Kherson and some other Ukrainian cities.”
The invaders have over 6,000 nuclear weapons at their disposal to use. It is more than enough to destroy the world over multiple times. Medvedev loves having his finger in the nuclear mix. He stated that Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if they ever attack them.
He also noted that if Russia is threatened, they could use them. His thinking is typical of the liberal mindset. Putin and his advisors believe they can bully others and not have anyone do anything to stop them. They think that they can do what they want and make life miserable for other people without answering for their actions.
The Russian president and his staff whine and cry about their national sovereignty but ignore the sovereignty of the people that they started killing in Ukraine. Russian soldiers were lied to and kept in the dark about their true mission. They were told to report to the border for undisclosed reasons. And it was not until the invasion began that they finally realized what was happening.
Putin saw his opportunity to try to take Ukraine with Joe Biden in office. He knew that the old man would not have the guts to challenge him and try and force him to back off. Biden’s weaknesses played into Putin’s move to start killing people in Ukraine.