Biden said he believes that for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, "the prospect of Armageddon" has loomed over the world.
“For the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we have a direct threat of the use of nuclear weapons, if in fact everything continues the way they were going”, - Forbes quotes Biden.
Biden added that the world "has not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis".
Recall that in 1962 the USSR and the USA, which at that moment were led by John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, were on the verge of using nuclear weapons in connection with the deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Earlier, on September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization for the further participation of the Russian army in a military special operation on the territory of Ukraine. At the same time, Putin accused the Western countries of "nuclear blackmail". He recalled that the Russian Federation has a nuclear potential. “To protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal. It's not a bluff", - he said.
However, the former head of the CIA, David Petraeus, objected to this that the reaction from the United States in this case would certainly follow.
“We will destroy all Russian troops that we find in Ukraine, including Crimea, as well as the Black Sea Fleet”, - he said.