Washington | US President Joe Biden has again warned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, not to use chemical or nuclear weapons in Ukraine, while the Ukrainian military is leading a major counterattack in the country.
“This will change the course of the war in a way not seen since World War II,” the US leader warned during an interview with CBS, excerpts of which were published on Friday evening.
“Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it,” Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin, promising a “substantial” response from the United States if such a step was taken.
He warned that Russia “will become more pariah in the world than it has ever been.”
Within days, troops in Kyiv regained the lead in a war that seemed stuck on a front line that had been almost constant since the start of the summer.
Despite this, Vladimir Putin confirmed on Friday that his offensive would continue in Ukraine. “The plan does not require change,” he said. “We are not in a hurry.”