Berlin Now the fear is spreading: in Germany, in Europe and the United States. is Wladimir Putin really ready to war in the Ukraine to a to escalate the conflict with nuclear weapons or is he bluffing? His military is in retreat. But he marks – nevertheless or precisely because of this? – the strong man and threatens to increase the risks in several areas at the same time.
In Ukraine and in the Nato-States are calling on senior officials to take Putin’s threats seriously. They warn the other way around Russia of devastating consequences if Putin actually escalates. What dangers are emerging – and how can the West counter them?