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Putin flirts again with grim prospect of nuclear war – this time he might mean it

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Russian leader’s speech marks biggest escalation of Ukraine war since it began, and raises fears around the world of unprecedented nuclear disaster

“This is not a bluff.”

The message from Vladimir Putin’s ominous morning speech, which marked the biggest escalation of the Ukraine war since the invasion on 24 February, was clear: Russia is willing to use nuclear weapons if Ukraine continues its offensive operations.

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