Some top Russian leaders threatened a nuclear attack against Ukraine
Moscow is not threatening to attack with nuclear weapons in any way
The use of nuclear weapons is possible only in self-defense as part of an attack response and only in an emergency
Moscow: Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday that Moscow is not threatening to strike with a nuclear weapon in any way. In fact, some top Russian leaders had threatened a nuclear attack against Ukraine. However, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has denied the use of nuclear weapons from the beginning. He told that the possibility of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a conspiracy against Russia. The ministry also said that Russia is not interested in a direct confrontation with NATO and the US.
President Putim said that he is not deceiving anyone in any way. If Russia is threatened from anywhere, it will only use its own nuclear weapons in emergency situations. Russia has the option of using nuclear weapons. Russian military doctrine allows a nuclear reaction only in response to a threat of mass destruction, or when the state’s existence is threatened. That is, the use of nuclear weapons is possible only in self-defense as part of an attack response and only in emergencies.
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how many nuclear weapons does russia have
According to an organization called the Federation of American Scientists, Russia has 5977 nuclear weapons around the world. Of these, 1500 are about to expire or they will be destroyed soon due to old age. Russia also has 4,500 warheads with Strategic Nuclear Weapons, which can strike long-range. The rest of the weapons are much smaller and less destructive that can be used for short-range targets from land or water.
Tags: America, NATO, Nuclear weapon, Russia ukraine war, Vladimir Putin
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 23, 2022, 23:57 IST