Putin blames US for 'raising the risk' of catastrophic nuclear war

Russian President Vladimir at his annual news conference in Moscow Russia on Thursday. Putin pointed at the US intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. He said that if the US puts Intermediate Range missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he largely agreed with US President Donald Trump that Islamic State had been defeated, but added that he was sceptical whether the United States would withdraw fully from Syria.

"The danger of such a development of events [as a nuclear catastrophe] has been somewhat blurred, is going away".

Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that "it could lead to the destruction. of civilization as a whole and maybe even our planet". It is, therefore, a serious issue.

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"We will have to ensure our security", he said.

"For mankind this is very bad, because it will take us to a unsafe point", Putin said, expressing concern about moves to lower the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, including the USA decision to produce lower-yield missiles.

"There is a trend of lowering the threshold" of using nuclear weapons, Putin said.

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When asked about Trump's plans for the immediate withdrawal of USA troops from Syria, Putin was nothing but supportive and agreed with the US president's assessment that the Islamic State group has been defeated. "We have to ensure our security", Putin said, "and for that they will complain about us having the advantage".

Putin reaffirmed the long-held Russian argument that the US presence in Syria is illegitimate because it hasn't been vetted by the UN Security Council or approved by Assad's government.

In the wide ranging news conference on Thursday, Mr Putin said he "understood" Prime Minister Theresa May's position and recognised that Russian Federation could be affected by the economic fallout following Britain's exit from the European Union. USA officials say the withdrawal from the INF was prompted by Russian violations of the treaty. Other countries are able to develop missiles banned under the treaty because they are not signatories.

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Speaking of the USA, he went on: "Now they're is making another step and they are withdrawing from the INF treaty so what's going to come out of that". The pullout is also likely to strengthen Russia's role in Syria's future. Putin said he was anxious that Washington didn't appear to be interested in discussing its future. He also cited the risky tendency of lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons and the idea of using ballistic missiles with conventional warheads. Are the Americans not interested, do they not need them?

He said: "There is always an error margin and we should let the escalation happen".

Mr Trump said the USA would pull out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty because Russian Federation had "violated" it.

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He showed no sign of backing down from Russia's stance on Ukraine, accusing his Ukrainian counterpart of provoking a naval standoff with Russian Federation to boost his electoral prospects. "If missiles appear in Europe, what else can we do?"

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