Russia’s Annexation Moves, Nuclear Threats Raise Stakes in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – The Ukraine war is entering a perilous phase in which the guard rails to avert military escalation between the US and Russia are increasingly in jeopardy, current and former US officials say.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has attempted to redraw his red line by annexing parts of Ukraine and proposing that they become part of Russia once referendum results are announced later this week. Mr Putin warned last week that Moscow could use nuclear weapons if the West attacks Russian territory, which he believes will soon be larger.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/russias-annexation-moves-nuclear-threats-raise-stakes-in-ukraine-11664142541 Russia’s Annexation Moves, Nuclear Threats Raise Stakes in Ukraine

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