No Interest In Direct Confrontation With NATO, US — Russia

(Last Updated On: 2022-08-18)

Moscow has insisted it has no interest in a direct confrontation with NATO and the US and would only use its nuclear arsenal in “emergency circumstances”.

Earlier this week, Russia’s defence minister said the country had “no need” to use nuclear weapons during its fight in Ukraine.

Now, foreign ministry spokesman Ivan Nechaev has said nuclear weapons would only be used as a “response” measure.

“Russian military doctrine allows a nuclear response only in response to the threat of mass destruction, or when the very existence of the state is threatened,” he said.

“That is, the use of a nuclear arsenal is possible only as part of a response to an attack in self-defence and only in emergencies.”

It’s something of a departure from Russia’s previous rhetoric, which has at times threatened nuclear war.


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