The US and NATO responded to Putin’s threat to put nuclear forces on alert

The US and NATO responded to Putin's threat to put nuclear forces on alert

Yesterday, February 27, the President of the Russian Federation ordered the Ministry of Defense to transfer the Russian nuclear deterrent forces to a special alert regime. Putin justified his decision with allegedly aggressive statements from officials of NATO countries. Read today in USA.ONE magazine:

The United States and NATO responded to Vladimir Putin’s threats

The White House said that the United States and NATO do not threaten Russia.

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On the night of February 27, the leaders of the European Commission, Canada, the USA, France, Italy, Germany and the UK announced that they were introducing a powerful new set of economic sanctions, including cutting off some Russian banks from the payment system SWIFT. In response to this, the President of the Russian Federation said:

"Western countries are not only committing unfriendly actions towards our country in economic terms, I mean illegitimate sanctions, but also making aggressive statements against Russia".

After which he gave an order to the Ministry defense to bring the Russian deterrent forces (nuclear) to a high alert mode. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield called Putin's decision an unacceptable escalation of the conflict:

"This means that the Russian President continues to escalate the war in the most unacceptable way, and we are forced to continue to stop him in the most serious way&#34 ;.

According to Washington, Vladimir Putin is acting on the basis of non-existent threats.

"The United States believes that Russia has put its deterrence forces on alert based on threats that do not exist", the White House said .

White House press secretary Jen Psaki also commented on the situation:

"During this conflict, we have already observed such a model of Putin’s behavior. He creates non-existent threats to justify further aggression. The world community and US citizens should look at it precisely through this prism.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also expressed alarm at the decision of the Russian president. He said this is «dangerous rhetoric and irresponsible behavior on Putin's part that complements his aggressive actions and demonstrates how serious the standoff is over Russia's war in Ukraine.»

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