Baerbock told German news outlets Rheinische Post and the Bonn General-Anzeiger on Tuesday: “A nuclear power is waging a war of aggression on our doorstep, for that reason alone it is our responsibility as a government to take even the worst-case scenarios seriously. Russia’s nuclear sabre-rattling is irresponsible, especially in the current situation, even if we have heard similar tones from President Putin before.”
However, one cannot use nuclear weapons without harming oneself. The Russian president also knows this. At the same time, Baerbock threatened the ruler in the Kremlin with an indictment before the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.