Putin laying groundwork for possible nuclear attack, Zelensky says

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Ukrainian leader Volodomyr Zelensky has said that he believed Moscow was laying the groundwork for a possible nuclear attack.

"They begin to prepare their society. That's very dangerous," he told the BBC.

"They are not ready to do it, to use it. But they begin to communicate. They don't know whether they'll use or not use it. I think it's dangerous to even speak about it."

He urged the world to act now as Russia’s threats were a “risk for the whole planet”.

"All Putin is afraid of is not a nuclear strike. He’s afraid of his society, of his people," he said.

"Because only this people can replace him, strip him of his power and give it to another person."

Alareth on October 7th, 2022 at 17:19 UTC »

I'm picturing Putin in the bunker from Downfall.

r33k3r on October 7th, 2022 at 16:40 UTC »

Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

TheTelegraph on October 7th, 2022 at 16:07 UTC »

From The Telegraph's Berny Torre:

Russia has sacked its second general in a week after humiliating losses in the southern region of Kherson.

Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko, Commander of the Eastern Military District, was fired in the latest reshuffle of the Kremlin's top brass, Russian media reports.

On Monday it was reported the Western military district commander, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlyov, had been replaced after Kyiv recaptured the strategic hub of Lyman in north eastern Donetsk region.

Public registers say Lieutenant-General Rustam Muradov, who previously served in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, has been appointed to head the Eastern Military District.

Russian forces had this week lost control of several hundred square kilometres of Kherson region - territory that Moscow now considers part of Russia.

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