Putin’s threat should be taken “seriously”, says UK minister

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The UK’s Foreign Office Minister Gillian Keegan has described Vladimir Putin’s threat to the West that he has lots of weapons as “chilling”, adding that the address was “more of Putin’s lies” but should be taken “seriously.”

“It’s a serious threat but it’s one that’s been made before,” she tells the BBC.

Earlier, she said his declaration that there will be a partial mobilisation of Russian reserve forces was a “worrying escalation”.

She adds that Putin’s comments should be taken “seriously” and also urged for calm in the face of his threat in his speech to use nuclear weapons.

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