Front Page Detectives
BREAKING NEWS

Russian Propagandist and Putin Ally Claims Nuclear War is 'Unavoidable,' Report Says

Nuclear War 'Unavoidable': Russian Propagandist and Putin Ally
Source: Mega

Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov has claimed that a nuclear war is inevitable.

Nov. 22 2023, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Russian propagandist and close ally of President Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Solovyov, has made the explosive claim that a nuclear war is virtually "unavoidable."

However, the host of the Rossiya-1 TV channel also claimed that nuclear war does not necessarily mean the destruction of mankind, Knewz.com reported.

Article continues below advertisement

The known Russian propagandist made these claims during a recent debate on state TV.

A close Putin ally, and hence a vocal supporter of the ongoing Ukraine invasion, Solovyov claimed that there is "no doubt" regarding a nuclear war. "It will happen, no doubt about it," the TV host claimed, according to Newsweek.

He then went on to justify his statement by adding that if Russia uses its nuclear power against a nation that does not hold similar tools in its arsenal, there will not be a cause for large-scale destruction, with Newsweek theorizing that the Putin crony might be hinting towards Ukraine.

Nuclear War 'Unavoidable': Russian Propagandist and Putin Ally
Source: Russia Defense Ministry

Solovyov claimed that not every nuclear war has to lead to absolute destruction.

Speaking to panelist Vitaly Tretyakov, a Russian journalist and dean of a TV school at Lomonosov State University, at the debate, Solovyov claimed that not every nuclear war has to lead to absolute destruction.

Tretyakov said at the state TV debate that he wants to ensure that the hypothetical does not come to pass.

"Nuclear war is the means for something... It's strange to fight over the means; a nuclear war fulfills a certain goal. Not every nuclear war leads to destruction. We already had a nuclear war. Two nuclear bombs were dropped on the territory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan," came Solovyov's reply.

When Tretyakov pointed out that the use of nuclear bombs on Japan during the Second World War was not a "nuclear war" per se, he replied, reiterating his point vis-a-vis destruction, "Why not? Nuclear weapons were used. Not every nuclear war leads to destruction."

MORE ON:
Breaking News
Article continues below advertisement

"If nukes are used against a non-nuclear nation, it won't lead to the nuclear collapse of humanity. Everyone in the military studies the use of tactical nuclear weapons—they know…and they understand how and where [they can be used]," he added.

"Tragically, we observed the after-effects of radiation on two occasions, at least for our generation: one of them, the territory of the Soviet Union... Another one, the territory of Japan. It didn't lead to the global demise of humanity," Solovyov further stated.

Amidst rising concerns regarding Putin getting itchy trigger fingers with his nuclear arsenal, it seems the whole squad of Putin cronies has been trying to threaten Ukraine and its Western allies.

Never miss a story — sign up for the Front Page Detectives newsletter. Be on the scene the moment news breaks.

Knewz wrote back in August 2023 that former Russian General Andrey Gurulev had suggested President Putin use tactical nuclear weapons as retaliation against Ukraine's relentless drone strikes in Russia, and added that the Ukrainian village of Robotyne would have been the "perfect spot" to do so.

At the time, Solovyov had agreed with Gurulev's proposition, saying that the village was the "perfect spot to use tactical nuclear weapons." The reason behind this was that Ukrainian forces were holed up in the village at the time, after recapturing it through an 11-week period of intense fighting.

Advertisement

Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.