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Putin’s Nuclear Threats Shouldn’t Deter Western Leaders: Poroshenko

A former Ukrainian leader is urging Western nations not to be deterred by Russia’s nuclear threats from helping his country.

Petro Poroshenko, who preceded Volodymyr Zelensky as president of Ukraine, from 2014 to 2019, spoke on the issue during an interview with Current Time published Saturday. In it, he insisted that Putin can only be dealt with by using force.

“Putin only understands force, [and he] will go as far as the world allows him,” Poroshenko said. “We can’t create a precedent for the world—and even more so in Europe—where one state can forcefully change [borders].”

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