About two months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Russia said it had tested a new nuclear-capable intercontinental missile, which Putin called “the best nuclear missile in the world.” When Putin announced the invasion eight weeks ago, Putin mentioned Russia’s nuclear forces and warned of threats to Western democracies. “The prospect of a nuclear conflict, once unimaginable, is now possible again,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Russia’s important World War II victory celebration is only a few weeks away. After successive defeats in Ukraine’s military operations, Putin is eager to perform on the occasion of the festival, showing some technical achievements to the Russian people, and at the same time threatening Ukraine and other Western countries.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, it has sent tens of thousands of Russian soldiers, which have been fiercely resisted by Ukraine. In addition, the West has imposed comprehensive sanctions on Russia, as well as military and economic support for Ukraine. Ukraine has successfully prevented Putin from Russia. Occupy major cities.