Putin reportedly issued a directive to increase the readiness of the country’s nuclear weapons, sparking fears of a possible nuclear war. A senior US defense official said Putin “may be bringing into play forces that, if miscalculated, could make things much, much more dangerous,” as reported by the Associate Press.
The latest update comes as Ukraine has shown resistance to Russian forces, but US officials believe the invasion has become very difficult and slower for Russia.
In addition, Western countries will continue to tighten sanctions against Russia and supply Ukraine with weapons, including Stinger missiles. As previously reported, Western officials believe Putin wants to overthrow and take over the Ukrainian government.
In Kiev, the mayor has encouraged civilians with military experience to defend the capital and will also allow prisoners with similar experiences to train others in bomb-making.
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