29 Mar 2023

Ukraine war: Vladimir Putin talks up Russia’s nuclear capabilities

International Editor

The Russian president admitted today that sanctions over his war in Ukraine are having a negative effect on the Russian economy.

But Vladimir Putin was also keen to highlight Russia’s nuclear capabilities – announcing that the Americans will no longer be given a warning ahead of a nuclear test launch.

Meanwhile in Ukraine, military action in the region around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is increasing, according to the head of the international atomic watchdog, who visited the site today.