Japanese Prime Minister Kishida warns that ‘Russia may use nuclear weapons’ during war in Ukraine (Ukrainian media)

Amid the Kremlin’s relentless military aggression that continues even a month after Russia declared war on neighboring Ukraine, reports of bombings in major cities like Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Kyiv continue to surface. In the wake of the ongoing conflict, several world leaders have expressed strong disapproval of Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked military offensive, expressing concern over the plight of civilians in the war-ravaged country. In a recent development on the same subject, according to Ukrainian media, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida warned that the chances of Russia using nuclear weapons are “increasingly real”.

Japan’s PM warns Russia could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine war

Ukrainian media recently reported that the Japanese Prime Minister, who often speaks out against the use of nuclear weapons, has warned that Russian forces may deploy nuclear weapons in their ongoing war against Ukraine. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida often voices his views against the use of these deadly weapons, considering that Japan has faced the worst perils in the past due to atomic weapons

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy also spoke about the use of nuclear weapons during his speech at the Doha Forum. He mentioned that nuclear weapons should not be used for “injustice” and said, “Injustice spreads like the virus does.” He also mentioned that all countries should possess and develop nuclear weapons to protect themselves from invasions. He further added that Russia boasts about nuclear weapons and said that it would have a big impact not only in Ukraine but all over the world.

Amid the ongoing war, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced a 35-hour curfew in the city on Saturday. The curfew will begin at 8:30 p.m. local time and end at 7 a.m. Monday. Public transport will not be available during this time and pharmacies and petrol stations will also be closed. Residents are only allowed to leave their homes to go to nearby bomb shelters.

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