The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, Vladimir Legoyda, pointed out the unacceptability of such statements both from a moral point of view and for “reasons of one's own security.” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the risks of nuclear war significant The ROC called unacceptable talk about nuclear weapons in Ukraine” />
Statements about the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine are unacceptable “from any point of view: from moral to just considerations of one's own security,” said the chairman of the Synodal Department Moscow Patriarchate for Relations between the Church, Society and the Media Vladimir Legoyda.
Materials about the possibility of using nuclear weapons were published, in particular, by The Wall Street Journal, where a column was published by former US national security adviser Robert O'Brien on how to avoid such a collision. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called such reports fake. Thesis, “thrown” in the public space in the West, in her words, “extremely primitive and at the same time extremely terrible: the Russians are threatening nuclear war,” but he is “extremely untrue and deceitful.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called “very, very significant” risks of nuclear war. “I really don’t want these risks to be artificially inflated, but there are a lot of people who want them,” — continued the Foreign Minister. According to Lavrov, Moscow's principled position is the thesis of the inadmissibility of nuclear war. US Ambassador John Sullivan called the Russian minister's statement “nuclear blackmail” that Washington will not fall for.
Back in March, Lavrov said that he did not believe in the possible start of a nuclear war. “I draw your attention to the fact that in the context of the events that have unfolded in Ukraine in recent years and have escalated literally in recent months and weeks, the nuclear topic has been thrown into this discourse exclusively by Western representatives, primarily NATO members,” — then the minister said.
The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, considered statements about the possibility of using nuclear weapons dangerous and unproductive. The White House called for “lowering the rhetoric” about a possible nuclear war.
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< p>In March, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov assured that “no one even considers the very idea of using nuclear weapons.” According to him, Russia can use nuclear weapons only in case of a threat to the existence of the country, and “the existence of a threat to existence and a special military operation are in no way connected with each other.” The Kremlin representative is convinced that no outcome of the special operation will be a reason for the use of such weapons.
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