Putin Warns World Is Facing Its Most Dangerous Decade Since Last World War
The world faces “probably the most dangerous” decade since the end of World War two, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned.
Mr Putin also accused the west of nuclear blackmail against Russia to force allies to turn away from Moscow.
President Putin was speaking to the annual Valdai Forum, after a series of recent military defeats in Ukraine and growing public anger at home, over a drive to mobilise some 300,000 Russians for the war effort.
On Wednesday, Putin had overseen routine nuclear exercises that involved a supposed nuclear strike in retaliation for an enemy’s massive nuclear attack.
President Putin singled out former UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss for suggesting during an August campaign event, that she would be ready to press the nuclear button if circumstances required her to do so.
Russia launched two missiles on Wednesday as part of a routine nuclear exercise.