On May 14, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Keir Lieber was quoted in an article in Express titled “Putin backed into corner as mission wrecked – US orders immediate ceasefire.” Lieber postulates that Russia will use nuclear weapons against Ukraine if faced with a devastating defeat.

Putin is more likely than not to use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine if he faces devastating defeat.

Kier Lieber

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