Zelenskyy believes Putin won’t risk using nuclear weapons

12 December 2022, 11:48 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:instagram.com/zelenskiy_official)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:instagram.com/zelenskiy_official)

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is unlikely to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine, because he is "scared of death and loves life," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with U.S. broadcaster David Letterman – for his Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

“I saw him, and I saw his desire to live – he loves life a lot,” Zelenskyy said.

“He even sits at a long table, as he is terrified of catching COVID or something else... I'm not sure if he's ready to use nuclear weapons. Because he understands that if he does do that, any country could next move against him personally.”

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On Dec. 7, Putin said that the threat of nuclear war is increasing.

In September, Ukrainian intelligence officials said that they consider the risk of Russia using tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine at – some point – was “very high,” even as it remains unlikely in near term.

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