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For Europe, Biden’s ‘Armageddon’ Warning Can’t Be Dismissed

  • ‘Nobody can win a nuclear war,’ Estonian premier says
  • Putin has repeated nuclear threats as his forces lose ground
President Joe Biden said the use of small tactical nuclear weapons could lead to “Armageddon.”

President Joe Biden said the use of small tactical nuclear weapons could lead to “Armageddon.”

Photographer: Dana Ullman/Bloomberg

European leaders said Friday that US President Joe Biden’s warning about “Armageddon” and Russia’s possible use of nuclear weapons shows the seriousness of the threat from Moscow’s escalation in Ukraine.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas told reporters that Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats should be taken very seriously. “If nuclear weapons are used, then this is a whole new level,” she said. “And nobody can win a nuclear war. This is very clear. And I understand those messages have been given to Putin and the Kremlin that you can’t win this war.”