Ukraine war: Biden says nuclear risk highest since 1962

Ukraine war: Biden says nuclear risk highest since 1962

President Joe Biden is warning of a nuclear "Armageddon" after Russian President Putin hinted at plans for escalation in Ukraine.

According to experts, the White House believes a nuclear threat is imminent.

Russian officials are signaling using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

In a recent speech, Biden suggested the threat from Putin is real “because his military is significantly underperforming.”

Biden's remarks sent shockwaves across the spectrum with #nuclearwar and #armageddon trending on Twitter.

In 2021, the Kremlin boosted expenditure on its military by 2.9% to $65.9 billion.

The United States, on the other hand, spent $754 billion on national defense in 2021.

Russia is the world's biggest nuclear power based on the number of nuclear warheads (5,977), while the US has 5,428.