The head of diplomacy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin's nuclear threats should be taken seriously. He said this in an interview with the BBC.
According to him, the announcement of mobilization in the Russian Federation and attempts to annex Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and part of Zaporizhzhya regions are a "dangerous moment".
"The Russian army has been cornered, and Putin's reaction - the threat of using nuclear weapons - is very bad," Borrell said.
He noted that achieving peace in Ukraine must take place while preserving the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty, otherwise there will be another war in the future.
Following Putin's statements about possible readiness to use nuclear weapons, the diplomat said that the dictator's threats should be taken seriously.
"When people say it's not a bluff, you have to take them seriously," he concluded.