When asked how the US would react if Putin used chemical or tactical nuclear weapons, Biden said: “It will be momentous. Russians will become even more of an outsider in the world than they already have been. And the scale of what they do will determine what response will be.”
“Don’t. Don’t. Don’t.” Biden said in a television interview with the US broadcaster CBS. The consequences would be dramatic. “It would change the face of war like nothing since World War II,” Biden said in an interview published on Sunday.
Biden’s warning came after a surprise counter-offensive by Kiev forced Russian forces in the northeastern Kharkiv region to retreat. Meanwhile, the United States announced that it would provide Ukraine with $600 million in military aid. This means that Washington will have transferred a total of $15.1 billion to Kyiv since the beginning of the war.