VLADIMIR Putin does the unthinkable and decides to unleash the first nuclear weapon used in a war in nearly 80 years – what happens next?
Russia has been wildly swinging its nuclear sabre as it continues to face disastrous defeats across the frontline in Ukraine.
And its feared that if Vlad find himself boxed into a corner, he could resort to using nuclear weapons.
Nukes have not been used in a war since the US dropped two bombs on Japan to end World War 2.
Putin has repeatedly raised the spectre of using the weapons – and its feared he could potentially be lining up a test in the Black Sea.
Moscow has red lines in its doctrine about when to use nukes – but they are softer than those in the West.
The use of such a weapon has to be signed off by Mad Vlad himself before the orders are passed down the chain of command.
It has been claimed that the order going from the top to launch commanders could take as little as 10 minutes.
And a massive barrage of nukes could kill millions of people.
But how would we get from Putin deciding to use the device to Russian forces actually exploding a nuclear weapon?