Russia clarifies its position on the use of nuclear weapons

Russia-Moscow will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine only in the case of “existing threats” to Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN International on Tuesday, March 22.

“We have an internal security doctrine, it is public, you can read all the reasons for the use of nuclear weapons there. And it exists for our country. If they are threats, they can be used according to our doctrine, “he said.

CNN International journalist Christiane Amanpour is “confident” or “confident” to a Kremlin spokesman that his very close Russian President Vladimir Putin will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. I asked.

A few days after the start of the war, which began on February 24, Russian troops encountered unexpected resistance from Ukrainian security forces, while the Russian president was wary of all components of nuclear deterrence and was international. Triggered a chorus of protests. ..

Concerns are particularly related to the possibility of Moscow’s use of small-scale nuclear weapons.

“We monitor this daily and as much as we can. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby could conclude on Tuesday that strategic deterrence needs to be changed. We have not seen anything.

Operation “continues strictly as planned”

According to the Pentagon, Ukrainian troops, which retain control of major city centers, are recently in a position to carry out several counterattacks that have enabled counterattacks, especially in the South. On the ground. To the Russian army.

On the contrary, Dmitry Peskov told CNN International that “we are working strictly as planned.”

Russian troops continue to pursue one of the “main objectives of the operation”, “eliminating the military potential of Ukraine,” according to a spokesman.

To do this, the Russian army “targets only military purposes and purposes on Ukrainian territory, not civilians (purposes),” he said. ..

The Ukrainian “occupation” was not part of the Kremlin’s purpose, he continued.

Military experts believe that the Russian army is suffering from logistics and communications problems.

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