Putin orders nuclear deterrent forces to be on ‘high alert’ amid spiraling tensions over Ukraine

Putin said in a meeting of top officials shown on state TV on Sunday that the move, which means the country’s nuclear weapons are prepared for increased readiness to launch, was in response to NATO powers making what he called “aggressive statements.”

Russia, like the United States and NATO forces, has thousands of nuclear warheads that it maintains as a deterrent to an attack.

NBC Putin orders nuclear deterrent forces to be on ‘high alert’ amid spiraling tensions over Ukraine

Two nuclear armed nations are throwing lit matches at each, while standing knee deep in a lake of gasoline.

The world can no longer afford any wars. PERIOD.