The threat of the use of nuclear weapons in the Russian invasion of Ukraine just increased.
Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the autonomous Russian Muslim Republic of Chechnya, also known as the “spiritual son” of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, called for a nuclear strike against increasingly victorious Ukrainians after another rout of Russian invaders.
Putin’s Favorite Warlord Gets Even More Hawkish
Kadyrov, a hardcore Putin loyalist, known for the extreme brutality of his rule over the Chechens, played mostly a propaganda role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine so far.
In his latest social media appearance, on the Telegram messaging app, the Chechen warlord insisted Russia has got to take “more drastic measures” against Ukraine, such as attacking it with “low-yield nuclear weapons.”
He also called for the declaration of martial law in the Russian regions bordering Ukraine, as cited by The Daily Mail. Kadyrov’s latest nuclear war demands come after Putin himself already made such threats to the West.
In a long rant clearly not written by the semi-literate (in Russian, not sure in Chechen) Kadyrov, he accuses Chief of Staff Gerassimov of ignoring his warnings that the commanding officer of Lyman=useless, and calls for use of "low-power nuclear weapons". Wonder who wrote this. pic.twitter.com/creDihehkK
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) October 1, 2022
BREAKING: Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov recommends the possible use of a low-yield nuclear weapon after the Lyman withdrawal
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) October 1, 2022
On Saturday, the strongman leader of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said Mr. Putin should consider using “low-yield nuclear weapons” in Ukraine, becoming the first prominent Russian official to openly call for such a strike. https://t.co/J5i2Xa0Goq
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) October 2, 2022
Kadyrov spending his time saying the orcs should have a “nuclear response” to getting Goatse’d at Lyman.
Personally I believe Kadyrov should spend less time speaking about things he doesn’t understand and spend more time focussing on being loyal to his date in the club. pic.twitter.com/ys7u3HBnrf
— Fellaraktar🇺🇦 (@fellaraktar) October 1, 2022
Nuclear War Scenarios: America Bound to Step In
While Putin has been playing the nuclear war threat card since at least 2007, his nuclear blackmail appears to be scaring western governments and nations far less. That’s since he invaded Ukraine and the war exposed the ludicrous condition of the Russian military.
A number of recent reports in major US media outlets revealed the US government made it clear to Putin and his inner circle that any usage of nuclear weapons by Russia would be met with devastating consequences.
The two nuclear war scenarios that are considered to be available to Russia are the small-scale usage of tactical nukes against Ukraine and an all-out nuclear war with the United States and its allies, which threatens to destroy humanity altogether.
While the latter is a doomsday scenario, the former could be undertaken by Putin in order to try to scare everybody into submission. In that case, however, the US government reportedly vowed to strike Russia itself, albeit with conventional rather than nuclear weapons.
Ramzan Kadyrov’s new call for a nuclear attack on Ukraine comes after an incessant string of Ukrainian victories over the Russians in the eastern part of the country, the latest one being a Russian rout in the strategically important town of Lyman.
The humiliating rout in the liberation of Lyman has been described by some reports as Russia’s biggest direct military defeat in 80 years, since the beginning of the Second World War.
Meanwhile, the total Russian manpower losses have risen to some 100,000 regular, proxy, and mercenary troops killed in action, along with some 60,000 more wounded, captured, and missing, according to various estimates.
The latest estimate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense shows for the first time the number of regular Russian troops killed in action has surpassed 60,000; close to 14,500 units of Russian military equipment have been destroyed so far.
Chechen warlord Kadyrov demands Putin use nuclear weapons https://t.co/vEE2nKJnVw
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 2, 2022
Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya and a longtime ally of Vladmir Putin, called for the Russian president to use nuclear force against Ukraine after a string of disappointing defeats and a recent humiliation at Lyman. https://t.co/uYcyzV7MDz
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 1, 2022
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of Oct. 2, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/dVTCboZFLY
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
This article appeared in MorningPress and has been published here with permission.