Following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that his nation would post tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Ukraine is requesting an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday to combat “nuclear blackmail.” For the most recent information regarding the conflict in Ukraine, check out our live blog.
In an interview with the Russian official daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Monday, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, said that NATO nations are involved in the crisis in Ukraine.
Patrushev was quoted by Rossiyskaya Gazeta as saying: “In actuality, NATO nations are involved in the fight. They turned Ukraine into a large military base. They supply the Ukrainian army with ammo and weapons as well as intelligence.”
One of the most hawkish members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is commonly regarded to be Patrushev, a former head of the FSB internal security organization.
Ukraine wants the UN to take “effective” action against Russian “nuclear blackmail.” In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that his nation will post tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus,
Kyiv declared on Sunday that it was requesting an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council. This was done in order to combat Russia’s “nuclear blackmail.” Putin compared the deployment to those taken by the US, which has such weapons in facilities throughout Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
Western allies criticized the comparison as “misleading.” The United Kingdom, China, the United States, and France are expected to take “strong efforts to resist the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail,” according to the Ukrainian foreign ministry.
We demand that the UN Security Council promptly conduct an extraordinary meeting for this purpose, it continued.