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Will Putin Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine? Local Experts Explain.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. Putin has urged U.S. businessmen to use their influence to help normalize Russia-U.S. relations.

NBC10 Boston, October 2022

Putin has indirectly threatened to use nuclear weapons over the last several months. In a televised speech in September, he announced a partial military mobilization and said he would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people.” He added that he was not bluffing.

Harvard scholar Oleh Kotsyuba and Northeastern University professors Mai’a Cross and Pablo Calderon explained how likely nuclear escalation is during NBC10 Boston’s, “Russia-Ukraine Q&A.”

Continue reading at NBC10 Boston.

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