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Russia warns of World War III ahead of Western summit on arms to Ukraine

By Joshua Melvin and Sylvie Lanteaume

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Delusional. Back in the days of USSR maybe, but Russia by itself can't even conquer Ukraine.......

Lobbing a few nukes wouldn't make it a world war. would be over in days......

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I really don't want a Third World War. Did we really learn nothing from the last two?

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Its a proxy war .

NATO has started and continues with Russia

Because Russia invaded a non NATO member.

No i definitely do not support putin or NATO.

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@ Mat

I agree 100%! But what do you do when you have a crazy leader like Putin doing what he is doing? And there are other in the waiting...

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Did we really learn nothing from the last two?

Yeah. Lesson #1: Don't let fascist madmen in Europe invade their neighbors.

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In a landmark trip to Kyiv over the weekend, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Zelensky and promised $700 million in new aid to Ukraine.

Is the US paying Ukrainians to fight against Russia? The Russians at least are using Russian soldiers.

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God forbid it should come to that but if it does, Russia (and likely China as well) would be destroyed. The world as a whole hates both countries and should either launch a nuclear weapon the response from the free world would be unified and equally terrifying. The communist leadership would be likely be executed and the land cut up into smaller pieces to prevent to ever prevent an accumulation of meaningful power. The free world would also have an opportunity for a true reset to forbid ever doing business with countries who chose this vile form of government.

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Bring it on Putin! WWW3 is at your doorstep if you want it!

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Its a proxy war .

No, Russia picked it's opponent and nations around the world are supporting Ukraine and it's resistance.

NATO has started and continues with Russia

Russia started the war and NATO is not involved except to be among many world nations helping supply Ukraine.

Because Russia invaded a non NATO member.

Yes, Because Russia invaded a sovereign nation without any rational reason.

No i definitely do not support putin or NATO.

I am definitely against Putin for starting a conflict costing tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths that need not have happened, but have purely because of Putin. Russia has only used NATO as a cover excuse, one of many, in the vain attempt to justify the unjustifiable.

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Russia warns of World War III ahead of Western summit on arms to Ukraine

Yet the Kremlin's propaganda pushers refuse to call Putin a warmonger, while he leads his nation in a war where innocent civilian women and children are being slaughtered daily, and he oversees his nation's defense industries which are second only to the US in supplying weapons to countries around the world, and while he hires mercenary forces, like the Zazi Wagner Group) to fight battles for him in several countries. The planet will be safer after Putin has been permanently placed side by side next to Lenin. The global fossils running the global fossil economy can rest assured knowing the Kremlin will continue to keep gas and oil pumping and will keep Russia as one of the most important gas stations. Meaning the fossils can continue fighting their wars for control over more territory and the resources found within them. And they can continue developing nuclear weapons so they can keep threatening everyone everywhere any time things do not go their way. All while climate change related disasters worsen. But perhaps Russian and other global fossils have doomsday bunkers built into their palaces where they think they can survive a planet dead from nuclear winter and/or climate change disasters.

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There the door Vald tell your story walking. I doubt weather your nuclear weapons even work. Good chance your oligarch mates sold of all the guidance system and fuel cells to Pakistan, North Korea, Iran or China, Hey Vald it seem the same has happened with all your cruise missilies with only 1 out every 8 hitting its target before you work out that you oligarchs mate have been in your back pocket and buying faulty parts at bargain price and charging your 200% mark up. Hey Vald you have nothing and soon you be dead and your mighty kingdom will be no more.

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and..where are our normal Russian supporters today?

No - we learnt nothing from the last war as we let people like Putin remain in power despite years of warnings about his behavior.

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For crying out loud, can't Someone in Moscow eliminate Putin, and put an end to this horror - how can it be so difficult to instigate a plan, and just rid the world of this worthless evil tyrant.

Who the hell does he think he is that he can inflict such horrendous atrocities on totally innocent indefensible men, women, children and babies. This is 2022, not a throw-back to uncivilised warmongering times - the whole world is united against this terror and desperately seeking peace.

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Pretty sure it's Russia provoking WWIII. Last time I checked, it was Putin, the Russian president, threatening to use nukes and chemical weapons if anyone dared to get involved.

All this because of Putin. After all is said and done, Putin will go down as "Putin the Terrible" in Russian history books. God save Ukraine!

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Come on seriously what has Russia done that the US hasn’t 100 times over!!??

ww3 over Ukraine?? Wake the hell up !

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@Mat There will be no third world war. Russia's military power is far inferior to that of the United States, even when China is counted. The United States has the largest military reserves in the world. Russia has no chance of winning even in Ukraine, where NATO has a large number of Ukrainian soldiers trained to use advanced weapons. The US needs Ukraine to rebuild the contract, so the US will help Ukraine win. Russian state television has said many times about bombing several NATO countries and the United States. The United States has a large number of troops deployed around Russia, and Russia cannot mobilize a large number of troops to Ukraine. The military can threaten Russia as long as it exists around Russia.

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The first time I looked at Putin's face, I knew nothing good will come from him. He has no soul!

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Come on seriously what has Russia done that the US hasn’t 100 times over!!??

So your saying what the US has done and Russia is doing is fine and not a problem?

ww3 over Ukraine?? Wake the hell up !

If WWIII happens it will be due to Russia using nuclear weapons. Ukraine does not have them.

If Russia unleashes them it will be unleashing WWIII. So it is Putin decision alone. He can not accuse anyone else. If he wants this to all end he only has to recall all his forces and sue for peace with Ukraine. Otherwise this will continue, more will die, the world will continue to arm and supply Ukraine. Threats by Putin have lost credibility. If Putin wants to commit suicide for himself and his people he knows how to do it.

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World War III simply can’t happen because Europe and the US are bound together by NATO. Russia can’t take Ukraine, do they really think they can threaten an entire group of countries which are a lot wealthier and more powerful than Russia singularly, let alone combined?

The US, France and the UK have extremely advanced drones, which would take down moscow even before a formal declaration of war can be completed.

no way this can happen, even if China supported russia (which China would not since they have always been more interested in revenue than wars).

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“It is real, you can’t underestimate it,” Lavrov said.

Then stop waging war against peaceful countries!

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There will only be world war 3 if China joins Russia, which is impossible given how China wants to dominate the financial world - it cannot destroy it first.

Russia can’t even enter one city, how will it even propose to invade let alone hold another? They can launch a nuclear weapon once and that will be the end of Russia. Forever.

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Nations that use Nuclear Weapons they posess as threats, when they are clearly the aggressor, should not be permitted to own nuclear weapons. Nor should they hold a permanent seat on the UNSC.

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Someone needs to put one in Putin's ear and call it a day. Evidently, none of Putin's goons have the sand to do so though.

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Sounds a bit desperate and very unlikely to deter the West after all the atrocities committed by Russian troops. I think for Pootin the writing is on the gravestone. Not going to win.

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Some of the comments here really are ludicrous!

If it is ww3 we will ALL be destroyed! Wake the hell up!

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All countries' representatives on the UN Security Council should walk out of any meeting when Russia is allowed to take its seat. Russia inherited that seat when the USSR collapsed, and certainly doesn't deserve a veto. Nor does any other member of that council.

And if some stupid Russian diplomat or that country's president threaten WWIII, what they're really saying is that they prefer suicide.

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criticized Kyiv's approach to floundering peace talks

So….criticized Kyiv’s approach of kicking the tar out of the Russian military on the battlefield and then using that fact to say “no” to stupid Russian demands in peace talks?

I can see how that would hurt.

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So….criticized Kyiv’s approach of kicking the tar out of the Russian military on the battlefield

If Ukraine is “winning” why are they continuing to beg for support, weapons and money?

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WW3 ?? well if it does happen it will be Russia who started it.

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It sure looks like Putin is loosing this war very badly and the only card left in his deck of cards is the Nuke one.

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With Russian forces yet to make a remarkable advance in the Donbas, Michael Kofman, director of Russia studies at CNA in Washington DC, has said that the battle is “the last major offensive the Russian military can attempt given the current state and availability of forces”. Britain’s Defence Intelligence, meanwhile, reported “Ukrainian resistance has been strong across all axes and inflicted significant cost on Russian forces”.


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If Russia uses its nuclear weapons against the West, and the West reciprocates, it will be a nuclear holocaust, followed by a nuclear winter. To paraphrase Einstein, if WW III is fought with nuclear weapons, WW IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

The question now before us is, do we surrender to a mad man with nuclear weapons, without a fight, because he threatens to kill us both if we do not give in? It is the age old question, how much do we value our freedom and independence? Should we surrender to a crazy person who threatens to kill us both if he does not get his way?

The reason there has been no WW III so far is because the people in charge know that mutually assured destruction will be the result of a nuclear war.....and because of luck. When MacArthur threatened to use nuclear weapons against China, President Truman removed him from power. When Khrushchev threatened to use nuclear weapons against China, the Politburo removed him from power. So far, we have been lucky, but that does not mean we will always be lucky. I don't know what the future holds, but I like my freedom, and I do not want a nuclear war.

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Ukraine will not fold any time soon. Meanwhile Russian body bags are piling up fast, which means Putin will be gone before there's a WW3.

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If Ukraine is “winning” why are they continuing to beg for support, weapons and money?

Well, if Russia is “winning” why are they continuing to beg the US and NATO to stop sending Ukraine support, weapons and money?

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I met a traveller from a NATO land,

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the steppe. . . . Near them, on the earth,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Vladimandias, Tsar of Tsars;

Look on my Bombs, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The nuclear waste stretches far away.”

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Some of the comments here really are ludicrous!

If it is ww3 we will ALL be destroyed! Wake the hell up!

It is well understood. What would you do?

The decision is Putin's alone as to whether he begins a nuclear conflict. Nobody else has increased their nuclear alert level or come close to threatening WWIII, only Putin.

So what should the world do in your opinion?

Remember, Ukraine surrendering to Russia is not an option. So what is the best course of action in your mind?

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The Sun New is reporting the following loses:

""The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) reported earlier today that Russia had lost about 21,900 military personnel over the course of the invasion thus far.

The AFU also reported that Russia had lost 884 tanks, 2,258 armoured fighting vehicles, 411 artillery systems, 149 multiple launch rocket systems, 69 anti-aircraft systems, 181 warplanes, 154 helicopters, 1,566 vehicles, eight vessels, 76 fuel tankers, 201 tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, 28 units of special equipment and four mobile short-range ballistic missile systems.""

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If Ukraine is “winning” why are they continuing to beg for support, weapons and money?

Such a naively silly comment. They are winning DUE to getting the support they need. You know that as well as anyone. That support will continue and will allow them to hold Russia off and cost Russia greatly in wealth, weaponry lost and used and deaths of their son's and fathers in battle invading Ukraine for Putin's sick ambitions.

A Ukraine alone with no support would lose to a much bigger and stronger Russia. But a Ukraine given the aid it needs will continue to resist and to remain free and sovereign.

Some posting here wish Ukraine stood alone so Russia could win easily and quickly, snuffing out Ukraine freedom in the process.

Some are just horrible supporters of Putin and subjugation of the free. Do not be one of them.

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Does Putin understand that a world war is not just one nation vs others and that there needs to be multiple countries on each side? More like Russia vs world

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They are winning DUE to getting the support they need.

So Ukraine is winning? Really?

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Putin, yes the world knows Russia have nukes, and Putin has bombs but he is not the only guy who has to push that button. Maybe he is the only fool that will do it. The question is will the others who also have the controls for checks and balances will do it? If Putin wants to threaten WW3 he needs to think about getting the little troops that he has that want to fight and worry about logistics problem he has already shown his adversary that he is a fool and he has only embolden them. They now realize that he is a pit bull with a big bark with no teeth no bite. Land, air and the sea, Russia is weak!!! Xi is smiling because he has Putin in his back pocket now!!! Is thought is the world is mine now!!! Thought that is!!

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Well, if Russia is “winning” why are they continuing to beg the US and NATO to stop sending Ukraine support, weapons and money?

I don’t see Russia begging about this whatsoever. What’s the source?

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It’s hard to believe that there are people on here who are defending and apparently supportive of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Why is that?

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Kremlin: “We’re busy killing a lot of people right now. If you try to stop us, it risks WWIII”

LOL. You have a death wish? Okay, be my guest.

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apparently supportive of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Why is that?

No one is “supporting” anything. I can just see the scoreboard and indicate what anyone with open eyes can see.

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What's happening is whats Putin wants to avert in trying to prevent Ukraine be part of nato.

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So Ukraine is winning? Really?

Every day they remain free is a win. Every time they deny Russia a victory is a win.

People with closed eyes can rarely see what is happening.

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A nuclear war would mean both sides would launch nukes. Is Ukraine capable of that?

Possibility of world war would mean that Russia is at least considering the possibility of attacking a target other than Ukraine

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Russia has warned of the "real" threat of World War III breaking out, ahead of a Tuesday meeting between the United States and allies over sending further arms to war-torn Ukraine.

Don't worry, NATO and allies are not preparing for war with Russia. It must be called a "special military operation" ;)

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The west is using Ukraine to fight Russia because they don’t have enough balls to fight Russia themselves.

Russia starts a war of invasion against what they thought would be an easy nation to beat. And yet you say the West is using Ukraine? We finally see your anti West spots for what they are.

Nobody in the West wants war, only Russia does. If Russia had the balls to attack NATO they would be easily defeated in conventional warfare. They are gutless attacking who they perceived as weak.

The west are no angels but more often than not they fight for people to be free, and to have the right to choose their own leaders. Russia does not. Russia rigs all elections to maintain control for Putin. Russian satellite states do exactly the same. Belarus being a great example. They were caught out doing it in Ukraine and the people threw off the yolk of Russian control.

Sycophant excusers for Russia and Putin are sickening and should all move to Moscow where they can be drafted into Russia's army at die at Putin's bidding, if they have the balls for it.

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