Putin could use nuclear weapon if he felt war being lost – US intelligence chief

Posted: 11th May 2022

Avril Haines says Russian leader could see prospect of Ukraine defeat as existential threat, potentially triggering escalation

Putin preparing for prolonged war in Ukraine, says top US intelligence official – video
Julian Borger in Washington
Tue 10 May 2022 18.15 BST
Vladimir Putin could view the prospect of defeat in Ukraine as an existential threat to his regime, potentially triggering his resort to using a nuclear weapon, the top US intelligence official has warned.

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