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Putin’s nuke alert aimed to distract from Ukraine crisis: British govt

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The British government said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear deterrent alert aimed at Ukraine was rhetoric designed to distract people from Moscow’s full-scale attack. Defence secretary Ben Wallace told Sky News that the nuclear alert is not linked to practical steps to increase readiness to use the weapons.

Putin’s nuke alert aimed to distract from Ukraine crisis: British govt

Defence secretary Ben Wallace told Sky News that the nuclear alert is not linked to practical steps to increase readiness to use the weapons.
British defence secretary Ben Wallace. (Reuters file photo)
British defence secretary Ben Wallace. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2022 02:59 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

The British government said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear deterrent alert aimed at Ukraine was rhetoric designed to distract people from Moscow’s full-scale attack. Defence secretary Ben Wallace told Sky News that the nuclear alert is not linked to practical steps to increase readiness to use the weapons.

Putin's nuke alert aimed to distract from Ukraine crisis: British govt

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