What happened during the Cuban missile crisis – and why is it being compared to Russia's war in Ukraine?

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President Joe Biden said on Thursday that "for the first time since the Cuban missile crisis" the world faces "the prospect of Armageddon". US President Joe Biden has been overheard saying that Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine carries the greatest risk of nuclear weapons being used since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser in New York on Thursday, Mr Biden said: "For the first time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat of the use of nuclear weapons if, in fact, things continue down the path they are going. Effigy of Putin burned outside Moscow; follow Ukraine updates live "We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis." Mr Putin himself has also threatened the use of Russia's vast nuclear arsenal. Last month he said: "I want to remind you that our country also has various means of destruction... and when the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to protect Russia and our peo