I joined India’s WION on Friday to analyze Vladimir Putin’s latest bluff in his 27-month invasion of Ukraine: a threat to attack the UK if British weapons are used in Ukrainian strikes inside Russia.

I explain why the Kremlin is posing, given that any strike on a UK target would bring NATO into a direct war with Moscow.

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So why issue the bluff? It betrays Russia’s concern: Ukraine’s use of British and French long-range missiles is causing serious damage to the Russian military and economy beyond the frontlines — and it will get worse if the US lifts its ban on the use of ATACMS missile systems on Russian territory.

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