Nuclear weapons

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Putin signs decrees paving way for annexing Ukraine territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia
Kremlin says decrees recognise two regions as independent, ahead of Friday’s expected speech on annexation of four regions of Ukraine

Andrew Roth in Moscow and Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

29, Sep, 2022 @10:26 PM

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Kamala Harris hits out at North Korea’s ‘provocative nuclear rhetoric’ on DMZ visit
Pyongyang fired ballistic missiles into the sea just hours before US vice-president arrived in Seoul

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

29, Sep, 2022 @9:27 AM

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Nuclear attack in Ukraine should spark ‘devastating’ Nato response, says Poland
Zbigniew Rau rules out a nuclear reprisal but says the alliance is sending a clear message to Russia

Julian Borger in Washington

28, Sep, 2022 @12:53 AM

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Putin’s regime may fall – but what comes next? | Anatol Lieven
There is an opportunity to negotiate a way back from the brink, says Anatol Lieven of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

Anatol Lieven

27, Sep, 2022 @11:05 AM

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The nuclear threat might change the mood in Russia itself, stoking widespread fear | Peter Pomerantsev
Putin’s propaganda glories in devastation but, like the Nazis, he is sowing the seeds of self-destruction

Peter Pomerantsev

25, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A cornered and desperate Putin is a dangerous prospect | Letters
Letters: That Vladimir Putin alone makes the decisions in Russia makes the situation much more risky, warns David Winnick. Plus letters from Pat Brandwood, Robert Forsyth, Dr Paul Dorfman, Keith Flett and John Bailey


22, Sep, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Thursday briefing: How to make sense of Putin’s nuclear threats
Putin has mobilised reservists and is threatening to use nuclear weapons, but is he serious – and what is really at stake?

Archie Bland

22, Sep, 2022 @5:36 AM

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The Guardian view on Putin’s military escalation: a failing strategy | Editorial
Editorial: Vladimir Putin is placing a losing bet that demoralised Russian conscripts can outfight Ukrainians defending their homeland


21, Sep, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Russian nuclear sabre-rattling is designed to create fear in the west
Russian announcements cover up fact that mobilisation will take months to have impact

Dan Sabbagh, defence and security editor

21, Sep, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Kyiv urges west to spell out how it would respond to Russian nuclear strike
Ukraine asks world leaders to say ‘very firmly’ that nuclear strike would have catastrophic consequences for Russia

Shaun Walker in Kyiv and Luke Harding in Kharkiv

21, Sep, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Putin flirts again with grim prospect of nuclear war – this time he might mean it
Russian leader’s speech marks biggest escalation of Ukraine war, and raises fears of unprecedented disaster

Pjotr Sauer

21, Sep, 2022 @2:37 PM

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Putin is admitting his previous threats were hollow by saying ‘this is not a bluff’ | Keir Giles
The Russian leader’s fantastical speech shows he recognises that his country is losing its war on Ukraine, says Keir Giles of the Russia programme at Chatham House

Keir Giles

21, Sep, 2022 @12:39 PM

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