Putin says he will destroy the world with nuclear weapons if Russia is threatened

In a two-hour video documentary released in his native Russia, Putin said that he would give the order to launch if Russia was threatened with nuclear missiles.

He told the host of World Order 2018, ‘This is called reciprocal strike. If there is this decision to destroy Russia then we have a legal right to respond.’

He said, ‘This would be a global catastrophe for humanity but I, as a citizen of Russia and the head of the Russian state would like to ask you this – what do we need a world for if there is no Russia in it?’