Prominent Russian Journalist Quits, Says She Fears ‘We’re On The Brink Of A Nuclear War’

Maria Baronova, a prominent Russian journalist who quit her state-TV job last week after condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, fears the world is “on the brink of a nuclear war.”

Baronova, who was the editor-in-chief for Russia Today (a state-run media organization also known as RT) from last week to this week, served as editor in chief.

Because she is so close to Russia’s state, her concerns are quite distressing as tensions between Russia & the West escalate to unprecedented levels.

“The problem is, I know these people very well. There is no threat from them, they kill. [a] weird silence around me, but I really think we’re on the brink of a nuclear war right now,” she said in an interview with Fox News Digital.

She added, “I’m not exaggerating.”

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Russian Journalist Warns Of Nuclear War

Maria Baronova, who gained fame as a prominent anti-Putin activist, quit last Tuesday after publicly declaring that she could no longer “be silent” knowing “this regime will finally turn our life into one endless hell.”

Fox News’s latest interview featured her discussing what she considers a dire inevitability for nuclear war, with the Russian invasion and occupation of Ukraine as the catalyst.

“It seems like we’re either in North Korea or we are going to be killed by a thermonuclear mushroom,” she said.

Baronova added that she wouldn’t have quit her job if she thought her concerns of nuclear war were not valid. She said that nobody can be certain.

“I wouldn’t quit, and I wouldn’t lose my salary and job if I was sure that we are going to be alive for many years, but I really don’t know what is going to happen to all of us next,” she explained.

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World War III

Russian President Vladimir Putin, early on in the military invasion of Ukraine, ordered Russia’s “deterrence forces” – which wield nuclear weapons – on high alert.

He made that escalatory move due simply to “aggressive comments about our country.”

What would be the place for aggressiveness? ActionLet us be led?

Democrats and war-hungry Republicans openly support implementing Ukraine’s no-fly zone. Senator Marco Rubio (vice-chair of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) warned that this would mark the start of World War III.

“I think people need to understand what a no-fly zone means … it’s not some rule you pass that everybody has to oblige by,” Rubio warned.

“It’s the willingness to shoot down the aircrafts of the Russian Federation, which is basically the beginning of World War III.”

Americans though can rest easy knowing that if World War III breaks out and it results in a nuclear strike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is thoroughly prepared … by advising people to maintain COVID protocols. provides a series of suggestions on what one can do in the event of a nuclear attack.

“Try to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who are not part of your household,” the government website advises. “If possible, wear a mask if you’re sheltering with people who are not a part of your household.”

While many are concerned about Putin’s mental state and the possibility he would go nuclear, Maria Baronova actually believes Russia might be the TargetRetaliatory acts.

“I suspect the Western world will use it,” Baronova said. “This is a very dangerous situation.” 

Shortly after President Biden was sworn into office, dozens of House Democrats quietly called on him to relinquish sole control over the country’s nuclear arsenal and the ability to launch a strike using those weapons.

Since then, this movement has stagnated.