Pointing to Putin’s warning of nuclear weapons, Merkel said, “It is political wisdom not to see the words of the Russian leader as bluff.”
Although former Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has withdrawn from the political scene, she closely follows the developments regarding the Russia-Ukraine War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he is ready to use all means at his disposal to defend the territorial integrity of his country and its people. “This is not a bluff.” said.
Merkel’s Putin warning to the West
This warning of Putin raised the possibility of a nuclear attack on Ukraine in the West.
Merkel emphasized that Putin’s statements, especially in his address to the nation, should be taken seriously.
“His words should be taken seriously”
Speaking at the opening of the former Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl Foundation, Merkel said: “His words should be taken seriously. To take words seriously, not to see them as a bluff in the first place, and to deal with them seriously, is in no way a sign of weakness or appeasement, but a sign of political wisdom.” said.
“Definitely not a bluff”
According to TASS, Merkel pointed out that political wisdom can help preserve room for maneuver.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, stated that “if the borders are pushed, they have the right to use nuclear weapons”, “This is definitely not a bluff.” he said.
EU: Too bad Putin reacted with nuclear weapons
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy and Security, told the BBC: “The Russian military is cornered and it’s too bad Putin is reacting to that with the threat of nuclear weapons.” he had spoken.