Finland warns: ‘Great’ risk of Russia using nuclear weapons

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö says there is a “great” risk that Russia will use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine. This is quoted by the media project NEXTA via the X network with reference to a corresponding interview with the New York Times.

In it, Niinistö urges Europeans not to be “complacent” about the war and to remember that the situation could change for the worse at any time and the conflict could escalate. “We in Finland hear voices that America should do this or that. And I just wanted to point out that in case of escalation to a major war, a world war, of course the nuclear risk becomes greater,” Niinistö said. “We are in a delicate situation. Even a small thing can have a big impact on events – for the worse. The Finnish president also calls for there to be a way to maintain relations between European countries and Russia. “I don’t mean some kind of close friendship, but the ability to tolerate each other and even understand each other a little bit.” Even after the war, he said, there will be a “European interest in making sure that Russia doesn’t go down the path of hostilities after peace in Ukraine.”

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-09-21), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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