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West and allies must never yield to Russia's nuclear threat

Easy compromise could make the world a far more dangerous place

Has World War III already begun? Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to be constantly reminded of the dire consequences of his recklessness. (Source photos by AP and Reuters)

TOKYO -- With Russia showing no sign of ending its brutal invasion of Ukraine, concern is growing that President Vladimir Putin may ultimately resort to tactical nuclear weapons; he has made such threats repeatedly.

Some pundits say Russia might go the nuclear route to break Ukraine's will if it concludes that it cannot win the war with conventional arms.

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