What makes you want to even take that risk? Even a shitnuke can end the world and start a domino effect.What's the chances that Russia has a modern nuclear option? Many of their nuclear missiles are from the 80s and are currently being equipped with conventional High explosive war heads because Russia is running out of missiles. The half life of weapon grade plutonium is 5 years, to keep nuclear warheads in tip top condition requires a lot of effort and cost. Given how the Russian military has fallen apart since February what makes you think their nuclear arsenal is any better?
Russia can get ******. It started a pointless war and is losing, it's also United the West and alienated itself from China and India. It's only friends are North Korea, Iran and trump supporters. They want peace now because they are losing. Screw them, let Ukraine decide what it wants to do with them.
Like I said, on principle, I completely agree, but the reality is much more complicated. China isn't alienated; they are indifferent; they have stopped openly backing them and are loving the global distraction as they continue to push ahead with their own soft imperialization without the spotlight on them, but in no world are they suddenly going to align with western forces on this especially when it is just doing to its own neighbors what Russia tried to do to Ukraine, just more successfully.
Again, I agree with **** Russia, and on principle, I agree with letting ukrain dictate terms, but if you think the west, i.e., the main reason Ukraine has held its ground due to the vast amount of arms provided, is going to risk nuclear war over Ukraine, it just won't happen; they aren't that principled, as evidenced by their simply letting Russia yoink Crimea. While the threat of nuclear war is great for weapons companies' profits, actual nuclear war is a disaster. When the threat becomes real, you will see the US push for peace.