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Heightened Global Security Risks: Putin's Ally Points to Western Policies




In a recent development that has drawn international attention, Nikolai Patrushev, a senior ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has voiced concerns over the increasing likelihood of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons being deployed. This statement, made on Wednesday, links the heightened risk directly to the policies of the United States and its allies.

Patrushev's comments come amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which began with Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022. This event has precipitated the most severe confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, leading to a significant deterioration in the post-Cold War arms control architecture.

Accusing the West of imperialistic tendencies in Ukraine, the Kremlin views the conflict as part of a broader struggle against a declining West, which it alleges is causing global chaos to maintain its dominance. Patrushev, who served as a KGB officer alongside Putin in the 1970s, suggested that the U.S.-led post-Cold War order is fading, bringing about a decline in global security. He specifically noted an increased risk of the use of weapons of mass destruction due to the undermined international arms control regime.

Patrushev's remarks followed recent U.S. criticism of Russia's decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. This post-Cold War security agreement's abandonment was seen by Washington as a disregard for arms control, with U.S. officials warning that Russia might resort to using a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine has elevated the influence of Kremlin hardliners like Patrushev, who view the Soviet collapse negatively and the U.S. as a harmful global influence. As secretary of Russia's Security Council, Patrushev plays a central role in foreign and security policy decisions.

He accused the West of destabilizing independent countries and preparing Ukraine for war with Russia. Furthermore, he alleged that Ukraine attempted to attack Russian nuclear power stations, including the Leningrad, Kalinin, and Kursk plants, citing a specific incident with a Ukrainian UAV at the Kursk Nuclear Power Station.

So, What Does This Mean?

Nikolai Patrushev's assertions reflect a deepening global security concern, highlighting the escalating risks of weapons of mass destruction usage in the current geopolitical climate. His comments underline the growing tensions between Russia and the West, particularly in the context of the Ukraine conflict. The allegations against the U.S. and its policies, coupled with the withdrawal from key arms control treaties, indicate a destabilizing international security environment. These developments point to a need for renewed focus on global arms control and a reassessment of the strategies employed by major powers in their international relations.

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15 thg 11, 2023

more complete lunatic style bollox from the mouth of a complete idiot! that sums up the entire bunch of loonies that surround the biggest lunatic of all , putin! Mind you if i was facing a daily " fall out of a high window," that is the kind of rubbish i would spout! makes one wonder who has the 1 brain cell each day in the Kremlin!

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15 thg 11, 2023

"Patrushev, a senior ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has voiced concerns over the increasing likelihood of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons being deployed." What a crock about America being the reason for everything that happens. America wouldn't be doing anything if putin and russia hadn't started the unprovoked war.

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29 thg 11, 2023
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America illegally expanded NATO to the East. The United States illegally started a war in Yugoslavia, Georgia in 2008, in Armenia, Azerbaijan 2 times in 3 years, started a coup in Ukraine in 2013 and sponsored the war in Ukraine for 9 years. The United States and NATO refused to implement the Minsk agreements.

The United States and NATO refused to sign a peace treaty twice after the start of the war in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government claims Boris Johnson told them they should not sign the peace treaty in Turkey and should fight the Russians. Now the Kiev authorities say that the West hypocritically deceived them and did not provide weapons for this.


Mark my words.

NATO will go…

Thích

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15 thg 11, 2023

It's a typical Russian/Soviet ploy to accuse others of what you are doing. That way they appear to be preparing a counter offensive when they are really initiating an escalation.

Thích

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15 thg 11, 2023

Good News-Bad News. Russia would not be talking like this if they were confident of success in Ukraine. The bad news is the first step in committing atrocities is normalizing and rationalizing them.

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16 thg 11, 2023
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I stand by my statement: The first step in committing atrocities is normalizing them.


You are right that Russia has been normalizing atrocities since ... well, forever. Stalin normalized horrible atrocities against Soviet Citizens (e.g. Holodomor). So, I guess the bad news about WMD threats is not that bad: they have a long history of making apocalyptic threats that come to nothing.

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