Vladimir Putain has threatened to use weapons of mass destruction and accused the West of “nuclear blackmail” as the war in Ukraine continues.
The Ruski president said he would use “all the means” at his disposal to “protect” his country in an address to the nation.
“It’s not a bluff,” he added.
It came as The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’s leader announced a partial mobilisation on Wednesday, meaning members of the military reserve would be conscripted.
The country has been facing battlefield setbacks in its invasion of Ukraine.