Russia Was ‘Ready’ to Use Nukes a Year Ago, Putin Says

March 16, 2015 12:20 PM

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MOSCOW (TheBlaze/AP) — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year’s tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, a still-missing President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.

In this Oct. 1, 1999 file photo a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from the northern Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. In remarks aired Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country was “ready” to use nuclear weapons in the fight over Crimea a year earlier. (AP Photo)

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