Joe Biden has one thing clear: Putin does not play when he threatens use nuclear weapons in the context of the war with Ukraine.
The President of the United States issued a startling warning Thursday night when he said the risk of nuclear war it had not been this high since the missile crisis in 1962.
“We have not faced the possibility of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis,” Biden told a crowd in New York during a fundraiser he attended.
The Biden references to Armageddon they were highly unusual for any American president.
Since the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago, American presidents have rarely spoken in such a gloomy tone about the possible use of nuclear weapons.
In a fiery speech last week, Putin raised the possible use of nuclear weapons to hold on to his territorial gains, given the recapture of some occupied territories by Ukraine.
The Russian leader said he would use “all means available” to defend Russian territory, which he has declared now includes four provinces in eastern Ukraine that Russia illegally annexed in recent days.
What is Armageddon?
Armageddon is a biblical term that is used to name the place where it will be fought. “the battle between good and evil” the last days of the world.
This Hebrew term appears in chapter 16, verse 16 of the Apocalypse.