Welcome to the end of the world, folks. In a surprise upset, it's not going to be runaway climate change, post-peak-oil crisis, or a massive disease epidemic, but a come-from-behind victory for nuclear armageddon.
“The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us,” Heletey’s statement reads.
Putin also alluded to potential nuclear conflict when he told Russian youth campers last week: "Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia," he said. "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers.”