Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine War: 52 days have passed since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Russia has not been able to take control of many cities, even with large-scale attacks on Ukraine. US intelligence has warned that Putin could use atomic bombs if he withdraws from the war.
Russia launched military action against Ukraine on February 24. Russia had started the war by opposing Ukraine's participation in NATO. It has been 52 days since the war started. Russia has had to withdraw from some places in Ukraine. Russian forces are carrying out fierce attacks in some places. Vladimir Putin, frustrated by the protracted war between Russia and Ukraine, may decide to launch an atomic bomb attack. William Burns, a US Central Intelligence Agency member, had said that Russia would use the atomic bomb against Ukraine. In an interview with CNN, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Putin's use of the atomic bomb was possible and that the whole world needed to consider it.
According to Volodymyr Zelensky, Putin could use atomic bombs or chemical weapons. Putin has said he has nothing to do with the people of Ukraine. All countries, not just Ukraine, need to think about this. The fear of an atomic bomb attack could subside, Zelensky said. "We are not afraid, but we need to be prepared," he said.
Mr. Zelensky said the problem was not with Ukraine but with the whole world. Russia has not been able to take control of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv after 50 days of fighting. Many major cities, including Kyiv, are still under Ukrainian control.
William Burns, the US Central Intelligence Agency director, has said that Russia could become more aggressive. He also warned that the war could escalate after Russia's Moscow warship sank in the Black Sea. He spoke in support of the US Alliance but said that maintaining some independence was necessary for Russia.