President Joe Biden stated on Thursday that Russia’s military’s poor performance raises more questions about the possibility of tactical nuclear war or the use of chemical or biological weapons.
During a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser in New York City, Biden said, “I don’t think there’s any such thing as the ability to easily use tactical nuclear weapons and not end up with Armageddon.” He added that nuclear tensions haven’t been this high since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
In response to Biden’s comments and those made by high-ranking military officials as reported by Newsweek, Victoria Nikiforova, a columnist for the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, suggested that the nation’s relationship with the U.S. compared to the Cuban Missile Crisis, is significantly worse.
Any comparisons to the Caribbean crisis appear to be mere nonsense in light of such statements from senior US military officials, Nikiforova said. “It appears that we have long since moved past this crisis.
“The Americans never allowed themselves to be so brazen about plotting to kill the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.”
Finland and Sweden are on track to join NATO as the organization’s 31st and 32nd members, while the United States and NATO have distanced themselves from Ukraine’s requests to join the 30-member alliance.
The threat that Russia might pose, with its conflict in Ukraine potentially spreading to other parts of Europe, is the reason the countries want to join.
It is anticipated that the Turkish and Hungarian parliaments will approve their membership in the upcoming months.