EU leaders dismiss Putin’s nuclear threat

Three EU leaders on Wednesday said President Vladimir Putin’s latest steps in Russia’s war against Ukraine showed his panic, and the European Union would continue supporting Kyiv.

The Belgian, Dutch prime ministers and the chairman of all the EU’s 27 national leaders spoke after Mr Putin mobilised more troops for Ukraine.

They backed a plan to annex swathes of the country and issued a nuclear threat to the West.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, “It is all a sign of panic. His rhetoric on nuclear weapons is something we have heard many times before.

“It leaves us cold; it is all part of the rhetoric we know. I will advise you to remain calm.”

His Belgian peer, Alexander de Croo, also urged a calm response between not provoking Russia and supporting Ukraine.

“We must not add fuel to the fire,” he said, adding,” We must be clear in our position and continue to support Ukraine.”

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