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‘I’m Not Bluffing’: Putin Threatens West With Nuclear Attack

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At a glance

  • Vladimir Putin has threatened the West with nuclear weapons over Ukraine, telling leaders: ‘I’m not bluffing’
  • Desperate despot also announced mobilisation of 300,000 reservists, first Russian mobilisation since WW2
  • Occupied Ukrainian territories will be annexed to Russia, he said, and ‘all means’ will be used to defend them
  • Ukraine dismissed the threat, saying it is ‘predictable’ and shows the war is not going as Putin had planned

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