Time and again, Russian hardliners threaten the West with a final blow if Russia loses the war in Ukraine. Among them is one of the two men who are Putin's right-hand man, but who could also become dangerous to him: Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.
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Threat of nuclear bomb
Kadyrov is known for his brutality in dealing with his opponents and that of his people fighting in the Ukraine war. But also, for his eloquent threats against the West. On his Telegram channel, he is once again threatening a nuclear strike.
Instead of defeat, Russia would use its nuclear weapons:
Russia is a great nation, and a nuclear nation. Russia will never allow us to lose a battle. We can press the button and then 'Salam alaikum' (in English: Peace be with you, ed.).
A world without Russia?
He then ponders the question of whether a world without Russia is possible. In doing so, he alludes to Putin's repeated statements that the West wants to destroy the Russian state:
As our president said: Why do we need a world without Russia?
For Kadyrov, it is quite clear that if there is a world without Russia, there is no world at all:
So let's all disappear. We'll go to heaven, the others will go to hell.
Threats of this kind have been coming again and again since the Ukraine war began. In the beginning, a possible nuclear strike stopped the West from supplying heavy weapons and tanks.
In the video, we reveal Kadyrov's position on a third world war.
This article has been translated from Gentside DE.
T-online: "Und dann Salam aleikum". Kadyrow droht mit Atomschlag im Falle einer Niederlage