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Russia's nuclear exercises show its problems at front — expert Lakiichuk

6 May, 2024 Monday
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Pavlo Lakiichuk, head of Security Programs at the Center for Global Studies Strategy XXI, believes that the announced Russian tactical nuclear weapons exercises indicate that Russia is losing the war with Ukraine

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He expressed this opinion on Espreso TV.

"I don't believe in any red lines drawn by the Russians. They always raise the stakes, regardless of the red lines they once drew there. In particular, they use rate increases when they lose. That is why I am convinced that the main purpose of the announced tactical nuclear weapons exercises is a banal muscle play. Moscow is trying to demonstrate its power and capabilities of its nuclear forces," explained Lakiichuk.

According to the expert, any military exercises in Russia threaten to escalate the war.

"In any case, this is just a drill. Even if the Russians are trying to demonstrate their military might. However, the personnel during these exercises are practicing the skills of using certain weapons. And this is a certain danger," he added.

  • On May 6, the Russian Defense Ministry announced military exercises to practice the use of tactical nuclear weapons. The order was issued by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
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