‘If Vladimir Putin uses a nuclear weapon, he will be guaranteeing the destruction of Russia’

The past week has seen historic events monopolise the news cycle, beginning with Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral. 

Readers were particularly moved by the lone piper – a fitting tribute to the late monarch. 

Vladimir Putin threatening a nuclear war and Liz Truss’s first overseas trip as Prime Minister, coming in the same week the mini-Budget is revealed, were among the other biggest talking points.

Below we showcase some of the most eagerly discussed talking points from Telegraph readers in the comments section and the Front Page Newsletter. 

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In a televised speech released on Wednesday morning, Vladimir Putin warned that he was not bluffing on the use of nuclear weapons. The Russian president also ordered partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists as part of this last-ditch effort. Joe Biden led the Western response to the announcement during an address to the United Nations General Assembly, in which he issued a stark warning to Vladimir Putin that Russia would not win a nuclear war.

Our readers expressed criticism towards Vladimir Putin’s military decision-making, as they also shared how threats regarding nuclear weapons are just an indication as to how desperate his efforts are becoming.