Putin’s ‘Illogical’ Acts Show Need to Prepare for Nuclear Strike: Romney

Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said Saturday that it’s necessary to be prepared for a nuclear strike given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “illogical” acts.

“By invading Ukraine, Mr. Putin has already proved that he is capable of illogical and self-defeating decisions,” Romney said in an op-ed in The New York Times. “If he loses in Ukraine, he not only will have failed to achieve his life’s ambition to reverse what he sees as the ‘greatest geopolitical catastrophe’ of the 20th century—the collapse of the Soviet Union—but he will also have permanently diminished Russia as a great power and reinvigorated its adversaries.”

Putin hasn’t explicitly said that Russia will launch a nuclear strike, even though he has repeatedly expressed that he will respond to threats that target his country’s existence.

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