U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to not use chemical or tactical nuclear weapons in his invasion of Ukraine, saying there could be a “consequential” response.
“Don’t. Don’t. Don’t,” Biden mentioned in a televised interview with U.S. broadcaster CBS that is because of air on Sunday night time. “It will change the face of struggle not like something since World Battle II.”
Biden’s warning comes after a shock counteroffensive by Kyiv put Russian forces in retreat in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv area.
The U.S. on Thursday introduced it might ship $600 million in navy support to Ukraine, with its contributions totaling $15.1 billion because the begin of the struggle in February.
Requested how the U.S. would reply if Putin have been to make use of chemical or tactical nuclear weapons, Biden mentioned: “It’ll be consequential. They’ll turn out to be extra of a pariah on the planet than they ever have been. And relying on the extent of what they do will decide what response would happen.”
CBS launched excerpts of the “60 Minutes” interview forward of its scheduled broadcast on Sunday.