Biden denounces Putin’s nuclear threats as ‘reckless’ in UN address

US president says Russia’s planned annexation of more regions is an ‘extremely significant violation’ of UN charter

Joe Biden has denounced Vladimir Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons as “reckless” and “irresponsible” and called Russia’s planned annexation of more regions of Ukraine as “an extremely significant violation” of the UN charter.

The US president was speaking to the UN general assembly after Putinannounced Russia’s first mobilisation since the second world war and warned that his country had “lots of weapons to reply” to what he claimed western threats on its territory.

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