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Putin Warns NATO Of World War III Amidst Controversial Election Victory

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a warning, stating that a direct conflict between Russia and NATO would bring the world perilously close to a third world war.

Putin made these remarks following his sweeping victory in Russia’s presidential election, securing a commanding 87.8 percent of the votes, as reported by Reuters.

In his post-election briefing, Putin addressed concerns about escalating tensions between Russia and NATO. “It is clear to everyone that this will be one step away from a full-scale World War Three. I think hardly anyone is interested in this,” Putin emphasized.

The validity of Russia’s election has been called into question by several countries, including the US, Germany, and the UK. They cited the imprisonment of political opponents and censorship as evidence of an unfair electoral process.

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent remarks about the possibility of deploying ground troops in Ukraine added fuel to the fire. In response to questions regarding Macron’s statements, Putin remarked, “Everything is possible in the modern world,” hinting at the precarious nature of geopolitical tensions.

Putin also raised concerns about the presence of NATO servicemen in Ukraine, suggesting the potential for further escalation. He reiterated Russia’s readiness for conflict, even on a nuclear level. “If the United States sent troops to Ukraine, it would be seen as a significant escalation of the conflict,” Putin warned.

French President Macron, however, rebuffed Putin’s nuclear threats, cautioning against such rhetoric. Macron highlighted the lack of recent dialogue between himself and Putin, emphasizing that communication between the two leaders occurred only “when necessary.”

Meanwhile, the United States downplayed the likelihood of Russia resorting to nuclear weapons against Ukraine. Officials maintained that they have not observed any concrete plans by Russia to use such extreme measures.

As tensions continue to simmer between Russia and NATO, Putin’s warning serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of further escalation in the region. With global powers closely monitoring the situation, diplomatic efforts remain crucial in preventing the outbreak of a devastating conflict.

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Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.


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