Putin calls nuclear weapons a tool of deterrence in Ukraine


              Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Marina Akhmedova, on the tv screen, while attending the annual meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A local resident leaves his home after Russian shelling destroyed an apartment house in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Marina Akhmedova, on the tv screen, while attending the annual meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A local resident leaves his home after Russian shelling destroyed an apartment house in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Marina Akhmedova, on the tv screen, while attending the annual meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A local resident leaves his home after Russian shelling destroyed an apartment house in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Marina Akhmedova, on the tv screen, while attending the annual meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A local resident leaves his home after Russian shelling destroyed an apartment house in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              A local resident leaves his home after Russian shelling destroyed an apartment house in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Emergency workers put out the fire after Russian shelling hit an apartment building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              People wait to receive food at a humanitarian aid distribution spot in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
            
              People receive bread at humanitarian aid distribution spot in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
            
              An apartment burns after Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              A local resident leaves his home after Russian shelling destroyed an apartment house in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers run to help people in an apartment building on fire after Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin calls nuclear weapons a tool of deterrence in Ukraine