“We would like to firmly reject the completely unfounded and unrealistic and unacceptable speculation that Russia is allegedly threatening to use nuclear weapons, particularly in Ukraine. We do not rule out that it is done on purpose – in order to provoke anti-Russian hysteria, “he said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs assessed the possibility of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine “
UN, August 3 – RIA Nowosti. None of the scenarios for the use of nuclear weapons by Russia fits the situation in Ukraine, said the representative of the Russian delegation, Alexander Trofimov, speaking at the NPT review conference.
The diplomat noted that Russian doctrine on this issue is “well known and extremely clear”: Moscow only allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to aggression using weapons of mass destruction or in response to aggression using conventional weapons, when the very existence of the state is threatened.