Early on Wednesday, everything changed for the Russian people. Vladimir Putin, their President-turned-tyrant issues a wild decree, stating that 300,000 citizens would be involuntarily conscripted into the military in order to fight in Ukraine.
This was bad enough, given Russia’s inability to equip the even smaller fighting force that was already in-country, leading many of these 300,000 to believe that they were simply going to Ukraine as cannon fodder.
Putin also used the address to once again suggest that he’d use a nuclear weapon in the conflict, this time with the added trickery of sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine, thus classifying any liberation attempts as “invasions of Russia”.
Former US President Donald Trump had a stark message about with wild escalation.
Former President Trump responded Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hinting at being willing to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, saying that the conflict should never have happened and that it could lead to a world war.
Trump said on his social media platform Truth Social that the conflict would not have come to pass if he were still in the Oval Office.
Instead, we have some serious consequences to deal with.
“But as I have made very clear for quite some time, this could now end up being World War III,” he said.
This isn’t the first time that Putin has made atomic threats throughout the conflict, but this is the first time that his desperation has been so blatant.