How Putin Remilitarized Europe

Jakub Ferencik
6 min readMay 11, 2022

During the first stage of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, foreign observers discussed the prescient nuclear threat Russia poses. With approximately 1,500 nuclear warheads in deployment and another 3,000 in reserve, Russia has always been a serious threat to world stability. In light of calls to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, the threat of nuclear war became a tangible possibility.

A no-fly zone over Ukraine, despite what the phrasing might suggest, is not a passive intervention; it would require actively shooting down and engaging with both land and air-borne…

Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 600+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views