Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest threat to use nuclear weapons will not stop or slow the United States’ efforts to aid Ukraine’s military in its fight against the Russian invasion, the Pentagon said Thursday.
“In terms of the statements or the announcements coming out of Russia, it does not affect the commitment to continue working closely with our international partners and our allies on providing Ukraine with the support that it needs in their fight to defend their country,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters, according to a report at The Hill.
In a nationally televised speech on Wednesday, Putin addressed Western allies that are backing Ukraine while also announcing to his country the largest mobilization of reservists since World War II.
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