NBC Boston, April 2022
The likelihood of Russian President Vladimir Putin using nuclear weapons in his war on Ukraine is growing, local experts say. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that “all of the countries of the world” should prepare for the possibility of tactical nuclear weapons on CNN earlier this week. Tactical nuclear weapons are typically described as smaller nuclear weapons that can be used in a targeted way on the battlefield, used at shorter ranges for “tactical” attacks use during military operations.
Harvard scholar Oleh Kotsyuba and Northeastern University professors Mai’a Cross and Pablo Calderon explained why Putin would use tactical nuclear weapons and what the outcome might be during NBC10 Boston’s weekly series, “Russia-Ukraine Q&A.”