If Ukraine Joins NATO, It’ll Lead to Nuclear War – Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Ukraine joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will amount to a full-blown nuclear war.

Putin disclosed this in a video address on the occasion of the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Recall that Parallel Facts reported that the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, declared that Ukraine would be welcomed into the organization to bolster its defense against Russia’s unprovoked aggression.

Reacting, Putin said, “I want to stress it one more time; I’ve been saying it, but I’d very much want you to finally hear me and to deliver it to your audience in print, TV and online. Do you understand or not that if Ukraine joins NATO and attempts to bring Crimea back to military means, the European countries will be automatically pulled into war with Russia? Of course, NATO and Russia’s potentials are incomparable, we understand it.

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“But we also understand that Russia is one of the leading nuclear states, and by some modern components, it even outperforms many. There will be no winner. And you will be pulled into this conflict against your will. You won’t even have time to blink an eye when you execute Article 5 (Collective defence of NATO Members). Mr. President Macron, of course, doesn’t want this. And I don’t want it, which is why he is here, torturing me for six straight hours.”

In recent days and weeks, NATO allies have unveiled new aid packages totaling billions of dollars, encompassing crucial capabilities such as artillery ammunition, air defense systems, combat boats, F-16 equipment, spare parts, drones, and demining gear.

Secretary General Stoltenberg added that additional support is forthcoming.

Reflecting on the situation, Stoltenberg remarked that Putin instigated the conflict to impede NATO expansion and hinder Ukraine’s independent course. Nevertheless, the outcome has paradoxically drawn Ukraine closer to NATO than ever before.

Stoltenberg underscored NATO’s commitment to bolstering Ukraine’s armed forces and fostering interoperability with member states.