Does Russia use nuclear weapons? The ‘iodine’ step for citizens from Ukraine

The ‘iodine’ step for citizens from Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin last week; In Ukraine, he announced the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson, and the Russian authorities expressed at every opportunity that they could use nuclear weapons if these regions were in danger.

Putin also stated that all possibilities, including nuclear, are on the table.

According to the news of DailyMail, Ukraine also took action in the face of these statements and it was stated that iodine pills would be distributed to those around the evacuation centers in Kiev. Citizens living in undistributed areas were also told to use iodine pills, just in case.

Iodine pills are taken just before or just after a person is exposed to nuclear radiation. It is stated that iodine pills help to prevent the absorption of harmful radiation by the thyroid gland. In the Chernobyl disaster in the USSR period, iodine pills were given to those in the surrounding regions, and this issue was also mentioned in the HBO series ‘Chernobyl’.


Russian leader Putin said, “We are not bluffing. We have a lot of weapons to respond.” RussiaHe stated that he had nuclear blackmail.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “If we see this kind of nuclear rhetoric from Putin over and over again, we will have to take it seriously. Therefore, we are sending a clear message that this will have serious consequences for Russia and that nuclear war should never happen.” had used the words.

“We have not seen any change in Russia’s nuclear stance, but NATO and allies remain vigilant,” a senior NATO official told Reuters.


Russian media shared images of the “nuclear” attack amid calls for Putin to “take drastic measures” to win in Ukraine.

In the images broadcast by the NTV channel in Russia, he emphasized the post-apocalyptic nuclear explosions and the so-called ‘Armageddon’. The headline was “In anticipation of nuclear conflict – how weapons of mass destruction became part of the geopolitical game”.

NTV channel broadcasting in Russia, while sharing the post-nuclear weapons, called on Putin to take ‘hard measures’ to win in Ukraine.


After Russia’s declaration of annexation, Ukraine’s withdrawal from the town of Lyman, which it controlled, was interpreted in the foreign press as “things are not going well for Russia”, while Chechnya President Kadyrov, who is known for his closeness to Putin, made a “nuclear” statement.

“Due to the lack of basic military logistics, we left several settlements and a piece of land today,” Kadyrov said in his Telegram message.

While blaming some commanders for the failure, Kadyrov offered to use nuclear weapons as a ‘solution’. “In my personal opinion, more drastic measures should be taken, up to the declaration of martial law at the border and the use of low-efficiency nuclear weapons,” Kadyrov said.

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