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Russia Finally Rules Out Using Nuclear Weapons Over Ukraine War

BY BRENDAN COLE ON 3/29/22 AT 4:21 AM EDT

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Russia is not considering turning to nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine, and reiterated Moscow’s stance that the use of such capabilities would only follow a “threat for existence.”

Peskov told PBS “no one is thinking about using a nuclear weapon,” and that the Ukrainian conflict has “nothing to do with” any threat to Russia’s existence. The comments come a week after on CNN he repeatedly refused to rule out that Russia would consider nuclear force against an “existential threat.”

In the PBS interview on Monday, Peskov had been asked to clarify comments from former President Dmitry Medvedev, who has listed scenarios in which Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons if it faced an existential threat.

Russia has around 6,000 nuclear warheads and Medvedev said Russia’s nuclear doctrine did not require an adversary to use such weapons first.

Medvedev’s words follow a nuclear warning by President Vladimir Putin that his nuclear forces had been put on “high alert” following the invasion he ordered on 24 February. Last week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned Russia’s “nuclear sabre-rattling.”

Peskov said “we have no doubt” Russia would achieve “all the objectives of our special military operation in Ukraine” referring to the official Russian description of the war, “but any outcome of the operation, of course, is not a reason for usage of a nuclear weapon.”

“We have a security concept that very clearly states that only when there is a threat for existence of the state in our country,” Peskov said, “we can use and we will actually use nuclear weapons to eliminate the threat or the existence of our country.”

“Let’s keep these two things separate,” Peskov said, “I mean, existence of the state and special military operation in Ukraine, they have nothing to do with each other.”

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