using this kind of rhetoric in the context of a war clearly that...

Deinonychus

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"It is a dangerous precedent for Mr Putin to be using this kind of rhetoric in the context of a war clearly that he's losing inside Ukraine," National Security Council spokesman Mr Kirby told the BBC.
Source:Ukraine war: US says it takes Putin nuclear threat seriously

Hello, everyone! How should I understand the adverb "clearly" above in the correct way?
Is it:
a) ...a war that he's clearly losing inside Ukraine,
or
b) Mr Putin to be using this kind of rhetoric clearly...

Specifically, which verb is the adverb related to?

Thanks in advance!
 
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