Russia has signaled the deployment of nuclear weapons in the baltic region in the event that Sweden and Finland join Nato.
According to the head of the Cia, Putin could use tactical nuclear weapons. Russia, which has started a war to prevent Ukraine from joining Nato, now faces the prospect of Finland and Sweden joining the alliance. Moscow, which does not want Nato to expand, has made new threats.
The message was given that nuclear weapons could be placed in the Baltic region. The statement came from the Deputy Chairman of the security council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev said that if Finland and Sweden join NATO, Russia will strengthen its military presence in the baltic region, in which case there can be no more talk about the region’s nuclear-free status, the balance should be achieved. Sweden and Finland will announce next week whether they will decide to join Nato. The United States is carefully watching Russia, which has put the threat of nuclear weapons on the table.
Cia director William Burns, we cannot underestimate the danger. He said Putin could use nuclear weapons. none of us can underestimate the threat posed by the possibility of resorting to tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons. We are obviously very worried.
I know that President Joe Biden is very worried, he is trying to avoid the 1 threshold at which a nuclear conflict is possible, as well as the third world war. Cia director Burns identified Russia as a dangerous but regressive force. 1 leader with furious ambitions for Putin thinks it is his destiny to rebuild Russia’s sphere of influence, he said. He made a joke by saying that I spend most of my hair dealing with Putin’s Russia. William Burns had served as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia dec 2005 to 2008.