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Vladimir Putin says ready for nuclear war, but “no rush”

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The Russian President also recalled that the Russian nuclear doctrine provides for the use of nuclear weapons if the country is attacked using a nuclear weapon or a catastrophe.

New warning from Moscow. Russia is prepared for war, especially in the event of a nuclear war, but on Wednesday, March 13, “there is no immediate pressure,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Russian public media. 2024.

The Kremlin strongman said Russia would be ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty was threatened. “From a military-technical point of view, we are obviously ready,” the Kremlin chief explained to the RIA news agency and state television channel Rossiya-1.

He added that the U.S. understood that deploying troops on Russia's border or in Ukraine would be considered Russian intervention.

“There are enough experts in Russian-American relations and strategic control (in the United States). Therefore, I think there is no rush (to a nuclear conflict), but we are ready for it,” Vladimir Putin said.

“It was never like that.”

The Russian president recalled that the Russian nuclear doctrine provides for the use of nuclear weapons if the country is attacked by a nuclear weapon or a catastrophe.
or whether the use of conventional weapons “threatens the existence of the Russian state”.

“Weapons are going to be used,” he said. “We have our own principles.”
Speaking ahead of the March 15-17 presidential election, Vladimir Putin noted that Russia had never faced the need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

“Why should we resort to weapons of mass destruction? It never existed.”

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