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'Russian President Vladimir Putin won't SURVIVE nuclear war', warns Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy said Putin understood that the world will never forgive a Russian nuclear strike. He understands that after the use of nuclear weapons he would be unable any more to preserve, so to speak, his life, and I'm confident of that, Zelensky said.

'Russian President Vladimir Putin won't SURVIVE nuclear war', warns Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Canberra: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday it was hard to say whether the risk of nuclear war had increased with his military's territorial gains, but he remains confident his Russian counterpart would not survive such as escalation in hostilities. Zelenskyy was addressing the Lowy Institute international think tank in Sydney via video link after Ukraine's military retook ground illegally annexed by Russia last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas.

Asked if the risk of Russia using nuclear weapons had risen, Zelenskyy said through an interpreter: It's hard to say. He questioned whether Putin had enough control over the Russian campaign to direct a tactical nuclear strike. The Russians found it hard to control everything that is happening in their country, just as they're not controlling everything they have on the battlefield, Zelenskyy said.

Zelenskyy said Putin understood that the world will never forgive a Russian nuclear strike.He understands that after the use of nuclear weapons he would be unable anymore to preserve, so to speak, his life, and I'm confident of that, Zelensky said.

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Meanwhile, Russian missiles hit apartment buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday, a local official said, killing three people and wounding at least 12 in a region that houses Europe's biggest nuclear power plant and which Moscow has illegally annexed.

The two strikes, the first before dawn and another in the morning damaged more than 40 buildings, authorities said. The attacks came hours after Ukraine's president announced that his military had retaken three more villages in another of the four regions annexed by Russia, Moscow's latest battlefield reversal.

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