Shoigu made a statement about the use of nuclear and chemical weapons against Ukraine

Shoigu made a statement about the use of nuclear and chemical weapons against Ukraine

Shoigu made a statement about the use of nuclear and chemical weapons against Ukraine

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Russia has no plans to use tactical nuclear or chemical weapons in Ukraine. This statement was made by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu. He called the message about the intention to use weapons of mass destruction against Ukrainians appearing in Western media ” ;throw-in and lies".

"From a military point of view, there is no need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine to achieve the goals set. The main purpose of Russian nuclear weapons – it is the deterrence of a nuclear attack.  Its implementation is limited to emergency circumstances, which are defined in guiding documents that are open to the public, – Shoigu said.

BAGNET recalls that the American magazine The National Interest cited the opinion of experts from the United States, who noted that the probability of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is low, but there is .

As of January 2022  the number of nuclear warheads in the world was estimated at 12,705 units, last year there were 13,080.

Aggressor country Russia has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world – 5,977 warheads. Second largest number of nuclear warheads in the US – 5 428. Third place belongs to China – 350 warheads.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga