Posted 23 июня 2021, 15:27

Published 23 июня 2021, 15:27

Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:37

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The head of the General Staff of the Russian Federation said that the country will use nuclear weapons in response to aggression

23 июня 2021, 15:27
Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov said that Russia would be ready to use nuclear weapons if unfriendly countries use weapons of mass destruction against it.

"The fundamentals of the state policy of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence note that the country's nuclear policy is exclusively defensive in nature. However, Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in the event that nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, or conventional weapons, are used against it or its allies. endangering the existence of the state", - Gerasimov said. His words are quoted by Interfax. Gerasimov added that the use of nuclear weapons is "strictly limited and regulated".

We will remind that in June last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, which approved the foundations of the country's state policy in the field of the use of nuclear weapons. In particular, it spells out the conditions under which a country can use nuclear weapons.