, December 8th. At a time when Russia and Ukraine are launching attacks on each other and the outside world is worried that the situation is heating up, Russian President Vladimir Putin's three speeches on the 7th conveyed a heavy signal about the crisis in Ukraine...

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"The threat of nuclear war is increasing"

  According to the Kremlin website, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video conference with members of the Civil Society Development and Human Rights Committee on the 7th.

  During the meeting, Putin's response to the committee members' statement on the threat of nuclear war was particularly interesting.

  "It goes without saying that the threat of nuclear war is increasing," Putin said.

  He also specifically explained that "Russia will not be the first to use nuclear weapons under any circumstances".

Putin believes that if Russia will not be the first to use nuclear weapons under any circumstances, this means that it will not be the second, because the possibility of using nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack on Russian territory is very limited.

  Putin further explained that Russia regards weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons as means of self-defense, and the strategy of using defensive means is built around counterattacks, that is, Russia will only strike back if it is hit by itself.

  He particularly emphasized that Russia is not "crazy" and is aware of the consequences of using nuclear weapons.

  Putin also mentioned that Russia has not deployed nuclear weapons including tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of other countries, while the United States has a large number of tactical nuclear weapons deployed in Europe.

"Russia has not provided nuclear weapons to other countries before or now, but it will use all means to protect its allies if necessary."

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video conference with members of the Civil Society Development and Human Rights Committee on the 7th.

Source: Kremlin official website

"It can be a long process"

  Putin also expressed his views on the duration of the Ukrainian crisis that is of concern to the outside world.

  "As for the duration of the special military operation, well, of course, it could be a long process," Putin said.

  He described the special military operation in his own terms, saying it was "now in its 10th month".

He noted that it will take time to achieve all the goals, but several major results he said have already been achieved.

  Putin also said that Russia is seen in the West as "a second-class country that has no right to exist at all."

He believes that Moscow has no choice but to launch a special military operation in February.

  On February 24 this year, Putin made a televised speech saying that he had decided to launch a special military operation in the Donbas region, and that Russia had been trying to reach an agreement on NATO's eastward expansion for 30 years, but it was deceived, pressured and blackmailed. The tank is moving towards the Russian border.

  On September 21, Putin stated that the main purpose of Russia's special military operations has not changed.

"It's pointless to talk about new mobilization"

  The day Putin insisted in September that the objectives of the special military operation had not changed, he ordered a partial mobilization.

  A month later, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu reported to Putin that part of the mobilization task had been completed and 300,000 people had been drafted into the army.

Shoigu then announced the end of part of the mobilization.

  Putin also talked about whether he would continue mobilization on the 7th.

  He said that among the 300,000 mobilized officers and soldiers, 150,000 have entered the special military operation area against Ukraine, of which only about 77,000 have joined the combat force, and the rest of the officers and soldiers have been incorporated into the territorial defense force.

  Putin pointed out that "another 150,000 officers and soldiers are still undergoing retraining at training grounds or training centers under the Ministry of Defense.

  "It doesn't make sense at all to talk about any additional mobilization measures in this context," he said. "It doesn't make sense at this point, either from a national need perspective or from a Defense Department standpoint."