"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.