A Vladimir Putin foe warned that as the world enters what could be the early days of World War 3, Russia could use Belarus to launch nuclear strikes.

Dr Yuri Felshtinsky said that Kyiv would be destroyed in minutes if Belarus followed the Russian President's orders to nuke it with Moscow's missiles, reported The Sun. He added that "we are in 1939, 1940 now and Feb. 24 will be written in history books as the beginning of (World War III). The author of "Blowing Up Ukraine" noted that the beginning of Ukraine invasion was "our Sept. 1, 1939."

Putin is scared to take on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) head-to-head in a confrontation, Dr Felshtinsky, a Russian-born academic who now lives in the U.S., said. Since he is too scared, he would force Minsk into launching a nuclear strike as a proxy. This way he would test the resolve of the West.

Many fear that Russia will turn the war nuclear. But has been warned by NATO it would face a colossal response from the West. Dr Felshtinsky said that knowing Putin and how he looks for unconventional ways to deal with it, "he probably would try to move nuclear weapons to Belarus." He noted that no one is talking about Belarus and the reason why he thinks that no one is talking about it is because there is "of course an order not to talk about it, but also because Putin has plans to use nuclear weapons to strike from there."

The Sun also reported that G7 leaders have vowed to "hold Putin to account" following the missile strikes in Ukraine. The leaders of the G7 countries and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently met for urgent talks following Putin's missile attacks. The group said in a statement that the meeting had taken place "against the backdrop of the most recent missile attacks against civilian infrastructure and cities across Ukraine." They condemned the attacks, and said that they will hold "Putin and those responsible to account."

Meanwhile, General Sergey Surovikin, who was promoted by Putin, is said to be the architect behind the new wave of brutality sweeping Ukraine. Nicknamed "General Armageddon," the 55-year-old has now taken the reins of the faltering Russian invasion. His appointment to lead the war effort happened just hours after Putin's prized bridge from Russia to Crimea was blown up. It followed a major military shake-up over the last week amid setbacks on the frontline.

Now the General is believed to be orchestrating a counterattack against Ukrainian forces, and his first order of business was launching deadly missiles towards nine cities, including Kyiv. The incident echoed the General's savagery in Syria in 2015. At the time, a brutal bombardment destroyed the majority of Aleppo city.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarus' counterpart in Sochi on September 26, 2022. Photo by Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

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