Vladimir Putin warned the West the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed `you don’t need to attack the major cities in order to win’.
The Russian despot made the chilling threat in a conversation with French president Emmanuel Macron, according to diplomatic sources.
The US detonated atomic bombs over the two Japanese cities in August 1945.
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The attacks killed up to 215,000 people most of whom were civilians.
Days later Japan surrendered sparking the end of WW2.
In referencing the bombings strategists suggested Putin could be contemplating a similar nuclear intervention.
Putin's comments come following his Belarusian pal stating that if "peace" is what people want then they must "prepare for war".
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko vowed to conduct “joint deployments” with Russia, with the two countries forming a “Joint Military Group”.
Lukashenko stated it was necessary over what he called increased tensions on his western border.
He said: “Ukraine is not just discussing but planning strikes on the territory of Belarus. If you want peace, you have to prepare for war.”
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