Peskov: Nuclear Weapons only when there is an Existential Threat to Russia

Russia | March 29, 2022, Tuesday // 08:44|  views

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with PBS television that Russia would resort to nuclear weapons only in the event of a “threat to the country's existence” and not as a result of the current conflict with Ukraine.

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The Russian side “has no doubt that the tasks of the special military operation in Ukraine will be fulfilled,” Peskov said, adding:

“No matter how the operation ends, this is, of course, not a reason to use nuclear weapons. We have a concept of security in which it is very clear that only in the event of a threat to the existence of the state, our country, can we use nuclear weapons. And we will really use nuclear weapons to eliminate the threat to our country's existence.”

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Asked whether Russia will suspend gas supplies to Europe if the EU refuses to pay for supplies in rubles, Peskov said: “No payment - no gas”, but added: “When we learn what Europe's final decision is, we will explore what can to be done. But we definitely do not intend to do charity work,” the Kremlin spokesman added.


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