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Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by NigeriaZoo: 1:30am On Feb 25
PARIS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said that Russian President Vladimir Putin, when making threats about using nuclear weapons, needs to understand that NATO, too, is a nuclear alliance, but he ruled out NATO-led military intervention to defend Ukraine.

Asked whether Putin's threat of "such consequences that you have never encountered in your history" was tantamount to threatening Russian use nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said it was indeed understood as such.

"Yes, I think that Vladimir Putin must also understand that the Atlantic alliance is a nuclear alliance. That is all I will say about this," Le Drian said on Thursday on French television TF1.

Speaking from the Kremlin on Thursday morning as he launched the Russian military's invasion of Ukraine, Putin said Russia would respond instantly if any external force tried to interfere with its actions. read more

"Whoever tries to hinder us, and even more so, to create threats to our country, to our people, should know that Russia's response will be immediate. And it will lead you to such consequences that you have never encountered in your history," the Russian president said.

Western leaders on Thursday threatened unprecedented economic sanctions against Russia, but none have argued for a NATO-led military intervention to defend Ukraine. read more

Ukraine is not a NATO ally, and the alliance is not treaty-bound to protect it. read more

Asked why NATO member states -- which in past decades have intervened militarily in non-NATO countries such as Afghanistan, Libya and former Yugoslavia -- are refusing to put soldiers on the ground in Ukraine, Le Drian said: "That is not what the Ukrainians are asking us".

He said Ukraine is asking for humanitarian and financial help, as well as military equipment, which the West has provided and will continue to provide.

Asked what weaponry NATO could provide, Le Drian said "they have made a list and we are studying that list in order to meet their requests as soon as possible".

Asked whether Europe and NATO could continue to rule out a military response despite the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine and Putin's threat of nuclear apocalypse, Le Drian said sanctions will be more efficient.

"Strangling Russia economically and financially will in the long run be stronger than any intervention," the foreign minister said.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/france-says-putin-needs-understand-nato-has-nuclear-weapons-2022-02-24/

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Haryour12(m): 1:42am On Feb 25
Dedicating FTC to the lives and properties lost in Ukraine... May God in his mercies look down and save us from an impending plague

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Haryour12(m): 1:43am On Feb 25
Peace

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by ayindejimmy(m): 1:49am On Feb 25
The thing with democracy is the bureaucratic process of doing things. Whereas a dictator doesn't need anyone's approval.

Major conflicts are usually started by dictators

Russians are now regrecting the power they've unknowingly given Putin

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by engrsyer(m): 1:51am On Feb 25
No shaking. Russia has done all his risk analysis before embarking on this war. He knows NATO allies has nukes as well and he has warned them of immediate reprisal if any country misbahaves. Sanctions has no power. Russia also has allies even if it is not up to NATO/West. So Paris should keep quiet and watch the movie. By sunday Zelensky would surrender.

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by underpinna: 1:59am On Feb 25
Making noise to impress Ukraine?

Go sit the fxck down

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by mumumugu(m): 2:02am On Feb 25
is not Ukraine vs Russia. This is Ukraine vs Ukraine sessionist which Russia support.


It is like Nigeria vs Biafra but England supporting Biafra.

Let us not hype this into third world war

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by FERNANDEZISBACK: 2:29am On Feb 25
Ain't sure no country will want to go nuclear except they want to destroy humanity completely..

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Afonjashapmouth: 3:00am On Feb 25
NA ECONOMY AND MONEY WE NO GET .... CRUISE STILL DEY KEEP US ALIVE, GOD WE NO WANT WAR ABEG

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Hndrrxxx(m): 3:01am On Feb 25
Hh
Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Chigozirimkpoma: 3:01am On Feb 25
shocked
Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by wenogodie2: 3:02am On Feb 25
mumumugu:
is not Ukraine vs Russia. This is Ukraine vs Ukraine sessionist which Russia support.


It is like Nigeria vs Biafra but England supporting Biafra.

Let us not hype this into third world war

Just your username clearly shows you aren't living in reality and don't have any access to the news

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by CheapWebsite1: 3:02am On Feb 25
Peace b still

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by mayklef(m): 3:03am On Feb 25
NATO should test thier nuclear weapon in Aso rock, we want to verify something

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by mariovito(m): 3:03am On Feb 25
Cap less, do more.

for too much capping does not fill a basket.

Show, don't tell.

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by voiceless1(m): 3:03am On Feb 25
It's raining cowards today.

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Wawelexy(m): 3:04am On Feb 25
And you think Putin does not know this?

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Asabe4(f): 3:06am On Feb 25
I really don't think Putin cares.. he obviously knows these things before embarking on this invasion.

The guy acts like one with terminal illness who has nothing to lose

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by blackpanda: 3:06am On Feb 25
Where will this end?

Putin knows this already. He's calculating that even if Ukraine doesn't fall, he will succeed in annexing two more regions of ukraine

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Linesman(m): 3:06am On Feb 25
One day Biafra will be Freed.

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by setobaba: 3:07am On Feb 25
Someone is about to destroy the world

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by peppermint7(m): 3:09am On Feb 25
engrsyer:
No shaking. Russia has done all his risk analysis before embarking on this war. He knows NATO allies has nukes as well and he has warned them of immediate reprisal if any country misbahaves. Sanctions has no power. Russia also has allies even if it is not up to NATO/West. So Paris should keep quiet and watch the movie. By sunday Zelensky would surrender.
Pure trash
If the Allied forces chooses to strike
Russia will be gone in minutes

E no get wetin e wan do wer go pass wetin Hitler do
He should tread well because it will not end well

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Kennyfancy(m): 3:09am On Feb 25
H
Mm

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by franchasng: 3:09am On Feb 25
I have said this countless times.


NATO will destroy Russia in few days should war escalate but the problem is leadership. Current leaders of NATO member nations are cowards, they lack the willpower and courage to use their strength and might. Even to disconnect Russia from SWIFT they cant summon the courage to do it and cripple Russian economy immediately.


If Vladimir Putin was a US President right now, Russia will be retreating in hours.


Its not as if Russia is that strong, yes they have military might but they are almost a poor country, but they have a strong man as President who understands the law of power and how to lead a war. He talks tough thereby making opponents to see Russia as the greatest giant. Vladimir Putin is the strongest President on earth right now but Russia is never the strongest nation.



Some people are rich but don't command the respect, thats the case of US now under Pa Joe Biden. US have gradually become a toothless bulldog under Democratic leadership, what a shame.



Just make Vladimir Putin the President of US and Joe Biden the President of Russia and watch Russians pissing in their pants with fear.




In as much as I condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine, I must admit that I admire Putin's courage and guts, its unparalleled

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by blackpanda: 3:09am On Feb 25
Linesman:
One day Biafra will be Freed.

Freed from what Mtscheeeew
Is biafra the name of any place on planet earth Lmao

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Winters23: 3:09am On Feb 25
All the noise will go away once Putin install new leadership in Ukraine.

The current American puppet parading as prez will soon realise that his ambition is not worth the blood of Ukrainians

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by ScamDemicEra: 3:10am On Feb 25
All these "wait make I commot my dress" is so boring.

It's all global leaders human sacrifice to lucifer -their god and a show for the sheeples.

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Zaggadhat: 3:11am On Feb 25
France needs to understand they can go into Ukraine to help them.

Let them stop running their mouth!!! Go and help them. Most countries are using Ukraine's pain to trend

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by blackpanda: 3:11am On Feb 25
ScamDemicEra:
All these "wait make I commot my dress" is so boring.

It's all global leaders human sacrifice to lucifer -their god and a show for the sheeples.

You know you musnt comment grin

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Artiiclebeast: 3:11am On Feb 25
Una think say na Mali or Ivory Coast una dey talk to abi?

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Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Burgerlomo: 3:12am On Feb 25
Haryour12:
Dedicating FTC to the lives and properties lost in Ukraine... May God in his mercies look down and save us from an impending plague


Amen. cool
Re: Jean-Yves Le Drian: Putin Needs To Understand NATO Has Nuclear Weapons by Kennyfancy(m): 3:13am On Feb 25
engrsyer:
No shaking. Russia has done all his risk analysis before embarking on this war. He knows NATO allies has nukes as well and he has warned them of immediate reprisal if any country misbahaves. Sanctions has no power. Russia also has allies even if it is not up to NATO/West. So Paris should keep quiet and watch the movie. By sunday Zelensky would surrender.
they will play games within Russia, just watch how Russia people will go against putin

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