US warns Russia of total destruction if nukes are used in Ukraine — Polish FM

Radosław Sikorski
Radosław Sikorski

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski expressed skepticism about Russia's threats to use nuclear weapons, saying that the United States warned Russia it would destroy all its targets in Ukraine if they did so, according to an interview with The Guardian on May 25.

"Americans told the Russians that if you detonate a nuclear bomb, even if it doesn't kill anyone, we will hit all your targets and positions in Ukraine with conventional weapons and destroy them all," Sikorsky said.

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He also stated that Europe must learn to better "play the escalation game" by keeping Russian dictator Vladimir Putin guessing about its intentions.

"Constantly declaring what our own red line is only encourages Moscow to adapt its hostile actions to our ever-changing self-imposed limitations," he added.

Russian nuclear trainings

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Russian dictator Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian General Staff to prepare for exercises involving non-strategic nuclear weapons on May 6.

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The exercises, set to take place "in the near future," will involve Russian aviation and navy.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the upcoming exercises are in response to Western statements about their readiness to send troops to Ukraine.

Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR), stated that Ukrainian intelligence is gathering information about the planned exercises in Russia.

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