Russia Says It Will Use Nukes Only In Case Of “Threat To National Existence”

Russia says any outcome of the Ukrainian war is not an excuse for the use of nuclear weapons. (Representative)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told PBS in an interview on Monday that Russia would use nuclear weapons only in case of a “threat to the very existence” of its country – and not as a result of the current conflict with Ukraine.

“But any outcome of the operation (in Ukraine), is certainly not a reason for the use of nuclear weapons,” Peskov said.

“We have a very clear concept of security stating that only when there is a threat to the existence of the country, in our country, we can use and we will actually use nuclear weapons to eliminate the threat to the existence of our country,” he said. said.

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