Donald Trump has made the bizarre claim that he could ban Vladimir Putin from ever saying the word "nuclear" again.
The former US President spoke on Piers Morgan's new talk show Uncensored on Talk TV, stating: "Putin uses the ‘N word’. I call it the ‘N word’.
"He uses the ‘N word’, the nuclear word all the time. That's a no-no, you're not supposed to do that. He uses it on a daily basis.
"And everybody's so afraid, so afraid, so afraid. And as they're afraid, he uses it more and more. That's why he's doing the kind of things he's doing right now."
Trump went on to claim that Putin believes nobody will attack Russia because they're too afraid of his nuclear threat.
He told Piers Morgan: "He's doing them because he thinks 'nobody's gonna ever attack us, because they're all stupid, and they're afraid to talk.'"
The threat of nuclear war by Russia has ramped up after new leaked images show a Russian submarine being stocked up with nuclear-capable missiles.
Lethal Kalibr strategic missiles have been spotted being put onto a Veliky Novgorod diesel-electric submarine, which is thought to be heading to Ukraine to potentially be used in the invasion.
It was in the dock in Sevastopol, according to the Ukraine Now Telegram channel.
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“Russian Kalibr-type cruise missiles were loaded onto the Veliky Novgorod diesel-electric submarine – the very ones bombing the peaceful cities of Ukraine."
They were loaded several days ago ahead of a mission by the submarine in the Black Sea.
Ukraine's Yug operation command said: “By blocking shipping, conducting surface situation detection and aerial reconnaissance, [the Russians] continue to carry the threat of a missile attack on almost the entire territory of Ukraine."
The last time the missile was spotted and used was in 2014 when Russian submarines in the Mediterranean sea launched them on positions of the rebels in Idlib, Syria.
Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu has boasted that deployment in Syria from the Caspian Sea “confirmed a high effectiveness of the missiles at major distances of nearly 1500 km (932 miles)".
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