Putin and nuclear weapons – level 3
On Wednesday, the Russian president Vladimir Putin told his country he would mobilize more troops for the war in Ukraine.
Putin said the West had aggressive anti-Russian policies, and it made constant threats against Russia and its people. According to the president, irresponsible politicians in the West discussed giving Ukraine long-range weaponry and missile systems. These items would allow Ukraine to strike Crimea and other Russian regions.
Putin said the West encouraged the attack of the Zaporizhzia nuclear power plant, which threatened to unleash a nuclear catastrophe. He said some high-ranking representatives of powerful NATO countries spoke on the possibility of using nuclear weapons against Russia.
Putin reminded his people they also had a variety of weapons of destruction and more modern than the NATO countries’ weapons. He explained Russia will use all the weapons at its disposal to protect itself and its people.
Difficult words: mobilize (to prepare and organize troops for active service), long-range weaponry (weapons that hit targets at great distances), at disposal (available for someone to use).
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