In the latest escalation toward nuclear war with Russia, the European Union’s chief diplomat said that the Russians will be “annihilated if President Vladimir Putin launches a nuke in Ukraine. EU Foreign Affairs Chief Josep Borrell said that “such a powerful response” would be the result if Russia tries anything. He said the Russian army would be wiped out in the latest harsh sentiment.
Speaking from a European Diplomatic Academy event in Bruges, Belgium, Borrell said: “There is the nuclear threat, and Putin is saying he is not bluffing. Well, he cannot afford bluffing.
“It has to be clear that the people supporting Ukraine and the European Union and the member states, and the United States and NATO are not bluffing neither.
“And any nuclear attack against Ukraine will create an answer — not a nuclear answer but such a powerful answer from the military side — that the Russian army will be annihilated, and Putin should not be bluffing.”
It is not clear who exactly Borrell was speaking on behalf of, given the European Union does not have an army and he holds no formal position in the NATO hierarchy.
Ukraine’s President Zelensky demanded NATO launch nuclear “preemptive strikes” against Russia, but he quickly walked back the war-mongering sentiment.
Joe Biden recently warned of “Armageddon” in the wake of escalation from Russia.