The Deputy Director of the Department of Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Konstantin Vorontsov, stressed that Moscow has not threatened and does not threaten Kiev with nuclear weapons.
“As you know, the Budapest Memorandum on Ukraine’s accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state was adopted. According to the memorandum, Russia reaffirmed its commitment to Ukraine by not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapons states, “Vorontsov said. Make sure this commitment is always fully respected.
He also added that “Russia has not threatened Ukraine with nuclear weapons and does not threaten it,” according to i media locals.
He also pointed out that Kiev’s statements on the possibility of reviewing Ukraine’s non-nuclear status, which would mean an attempt to acquire nuclear weapons at the expense of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, have raised great concern.
He explained that Kiev’s recent statements on the need for pre-emptive nuclear strikes by NATO countries against Russia are totally unacceptable.
Interestingly, after the meeting of NATO’s secret “Nuclear Planning Group”, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the use of nuclear weapons will have serious consequences and change the balance of the Russian-Ukrainian battle and conflict. .
And he announced in a press conference held last Thursday at NATO headquarters in Brussels that the countries of the alliance will conduct nuclear maneuvers next week, noting that they have been planned since last year.
He also made it clear that these maneuvers are aimed at strengthening the pace and international security.
In addition, he stressed that the member states of the military alliance are consulting and coordinating on the dangerous nuclear threats launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As for the new military support in Kiev, he stressed that member states will provide Ukrainian forces with equipment to fight the marches launched by Russia.
It is interesting to note that Putin had signaled in late September, announcing the partial military mobilization in the country, in order to integrate the fighting fronts. in Ukrainian territory, which would not hesitate to use any means, including nuclear power, to defend Russian territory, which sparked a wave of international statements and positions.
Since then, Western countries, led by the United States, which strongly support Kiev against Moscow, have stressed that serious consequences would befall the Kremlin if it thought about using weapons of mass destruction, while the European Union has warned of a catastrophe that it would affect the whole world.
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