Why Putin ‘wields’ nukes: General Jack Keane
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Fox News senior strategic analyst General Jack Keane explained why Russian President Vladimir Putin was « brandishing » nuclear weapons on « Your World » on Tuesday.
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GEN. KEANE: [Putin] wants to put pressure on Europe as winter approaches. He wants them to be closed when it comes to their energy supplies. And his intention is certainly to break their will somewhat. [with] the suffering of their people and to curb their support for the Ukrainians… That is why he is brandishing nuclear weapons, probably for the same reason – to reduce and minimize the support that the Ukrainians receive in the form of weapons, ammunition, but also economic support and enforcement of sanctions. … Putin always thought, Neil, that at some point the Europeans would give in. Their self-interest will prevail, as they have done in the past, and they will to some extent cut off the support for … Ukraine. He expects this to happen as part of his strategy.
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