The Christian Marketing campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has expressed concern at Vladimir Putin’s threats to “use all of the means at our disposal” in Russia’s struggle with Ukraine.
The Russian president’s feedback on Wednesday have been broadly interpreted as a menace to make use of nuclear weapons.
“It’s not a bluff,” Putin warned.
Bridget Tiller, Co-chair of Christian CND, stated that Putin’s feedback should spur worldwide efforts in the direction of nuclear disarmament.
She known as on Putin to interact in peace talks with Ukraine.
“Vladimir Putin’s continued threats to make use of nuclear weapons reveal the very actual menace that they pose to our world – and highlights the urgency of the duty to eradicate them,” she stated.
“The overwhelming majority of states don’t really feel the necessity to conduct relations with the specter of annihilation. We hope this newest episode will spur additional actions in the direction of nuclear disarmament for our shared safety.
“The struggle in Ukraine is inflicting monumental struggling and can solely finish by way of a negotiated settlement.
“We pray that quite than threatening extra destruction, Putin would as an alternative have interaction in significant peace talks to convey the battle to an finish.”
In an handle to the UN, British Prime Minister Liz Truss dismissed Putin’s menace as “sabre-rattling” and insisted that it will “not work”.
“This morning we’ve got seen Putin attempting to justify his catastrophic failures,” she stated.
“He’s doubling down by sending much more reservists to a horrible destiny. He’s desperately attempting to assert the mantle of democracy for a regime with out human rights or freedoms.
“And he’s making but extra bogus claims and sabre-rattling threats. This is not going to work.”
Putin’s menace coincides with the call-up of 300,000 reservist troops to help Russia’s faltering marketing campaign in Ukraine.
The US is reported to have secretly warned Russia of dire penalties if it carries out a nuclear strike in Ukraine.