While most Western countries still are in alert following Russian declarations on nuclear weapons and the possibility of using them in certain circumstances, Russia today reiterated that its nuclear doctrine is clear.
Today, Saturday, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that his country’s nuclear doctrine is clear and leaves no room for a double interpretation.
American nuclear power in Europe
He also added that Moscow takes into account, in its military planning, the modernization of deployed American nuclear bombs in Europe. “We can’t ignore the plans to modernize nuclear weapons, those free-fall bombs in Europe, “he said.
He also saw that “the United States is working to modernize it, increase its accuracy and reduce the power of its nuclear charge, which means that it converts these weapons. in weapons to use on the battlefield, and thus lowers the threshold for nuclear proliferation. ”He said.
This position came after a US diplomatic cable and informed sources revealed that the US accelerated the deployment of its upgraded B61-12 tactical nuclear weapons at NATO bases. in Europe, according to Reuters.
US officials told NATO allies during a closed-door meeting in Brussels this month that the arrival of the airborne B61-12 gravity bomb would be brought forward to next December, after it was scheduled for next December. spring.
Putin is not joking!
On September 21, Putin warned the West during a speech in which announced the first partial mobilization of reservists in the country since the Second World War, not to deceive the hint of being ready to use nuclear weapons to defend the security of Russian territory.
What turned on in that moment a wave of warnings that continues today, despite all previous and subsequent Russian clarifications that they did not threaten Ukraine with nuclear weapons and that the use of this destructive weapon is governed by strict and clear rules in the country’s military doctrine and safety.
Russia is the largest nuclear power in the world in based on the number of nuclear warheads it owns, as it has 5,977 warheads, while the United States has 5,428, according to the Federation of American Scientists.
Russian forces also have in about two thousand tactical nuclear weapons are in use, while America has about two hundred, half of which are deployed in bases in Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands.
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